Pakistani opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq has said that he is inspired by the class and elegance of legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara, who retired from international cricket back in 2015. Looking to model himself upon Sangakkara’s excellence, Imam revealed that he has often sought the 42-year-old for advice.
"The cricketer I look up to is Kumar Sangakkara. I've spoken to him quite a bit and he's a nice person. His drives and way of building innings was something I really enjoyed. I've spoken to him quite a lot and whenever I have problems, I try to reach out to him for advice,” Imam stated.
The 24-year-old batter is considered to be Pakistan’s premier opener in ODI cricket as he averages in excess of 50 in the format. He was recently a part of Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) but got only two games for the franchise in the league stage.