While Pakistan expected a lot from the young gun Imam-ul-Haq, the promising batsman has failed to deliver in the ongoing Test series against South Africa where he scored 149 runs with only one half-century in six innings.
A formidable pace attack generating the extra bounce and providing tough seaming balls tested the nephew of Inzamam-ul-Haq as he amassed only a handful of runs.
Atiq-uz-Zaman, former Pakistan cricketer, who is one of the accomplished coaches decided to share his take on the woes of the left-handed batsman. Atiq believes that the 23-year old batsman’s biggest limitation lies in him planting his front leg across the line which makes him an ideal candidate to be dismissed leg-before-wicket or caught in slips.
Furthermore, the 43-year old advised Imam to alter the tactics. Standing outside the crease or pulling from the leg back were the posted solutions. However, the Karachi born added that these are merely the temporary solutions to save his wicket. In the long term, he will need an adjustment in his batting technique.