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Nepotism tag shortened my career: Faisal Iqbal
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Nepotism tag shortened my career: Faisal Iqbal

Pakistan’s senior batsman, Faisal Iqbal has revealed that his international career was cut short since he was wrongly targeted on the basis of nepotism. He believes that people unnecessarily targeted him because of his relationship with Pakistan legend, Javed Miandad.

“People always targeted me because they believed I got into the side because of my uncle Javed Miandad. The same people now also accuse me of using my uncle to get coaching roles with various franchises in different leagues,” he said.

The right-handed batsman sympathized with Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq, who is also often accused of being in the side because of his uncle Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is the nephew of the chief selector.

The 37-year-old was one of the heavyweights in Pakistan’s domestic structure with over 10,000 runs to his credit. He played over 200 first-class games with more than 20 centuries and 60 fifties. Faisal Iqbal recently was part of the Karachi Kings coaching staff during the Pakistan Super League (PSL).