Missed out on a quadruple century in Test cricket: Inzamam goes down memory lane
Pakistan’s legendary former batsman Inzamamul Haq, in a YouTube video on Sunday, went down memory lane to discuss his highest Test knock when he smashed 329 runs against New Zealand in Lahore in 2002.
The 50-year-old revealed that hot conditions took their toll on the Kiwi side which was focused on getting through the match rather than attack, which is why he had a good opportunity to score a quadruple century.
“329 was a very memorable innings for me, my biggest innings in all of cricket. The special thing about that day was that it was extremely hot. Imran Nazir also made a hundred then and we were on top,” Inzamam said. “As I built my innings, the poor Kiwi players were getting very tired. When I passed 300, their body language told me that you can score as much as you want, just let us go.”
“If I had batsmen alongside me and we were 5-6 down, I think I had the opportunity to make a world record. There was no time factor and the runs were also coming fast. Maybe I could have gone on to make more than 400 runs. I just needed one more hour to get to that mark,” he added.
The 50-year-old bid farewell to international cricket back in 2007. He accumulated 11,739 runs in One-day Internationals (ODIs) and 8830 runs in Tests, with the help of 35 tons and 129 half-centuries across all formats.