Inzamam-ul-Haq(Saraiki, Punjabi, Urdu:انضمام الحق; born 3 March 1970), also known as Inzy, is aPakistani cricketer who was a leading batsman and the captain of thePakistan national cricket team from 2003 to 2007. He is the second-highest run scorer for Pakistan inTest cricket, after Javed Miandad.
Inzamam rose to fame in the semi-final of the 1992 Cricket World Cup, in which he scored 60 off 37 balls against a strongNew Zealand team. His strong batting performance also propelled Pakistan to victory in the final of the1992 Cricket World Cup. He remained one of the team’s leading batsmen throughout the decade in both Test and ODI cricket. In 2003, he was appointed captain of the Pakistan team. His tenure as captain ended after Pakistan’s early exit from the 2007 Cricket World Cup. On 5 October 2007, Inzamam retired from international cricket following the second Testmatch against South Africa, falling three runs short of Javed Miandadas Pakistan’s leading run scorer in Test cricket. Following his retirement, he joined the Indian Cricket League, captaining theHyderabad Heroes in the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 competition. In the ICL’s second edition, he captained the Lahore Badshahs, a team composed entirely of Pakistani cricketers.
Inzamam-ul-Haq is a prominent member of the Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic missionary organisation, and remains an influential personality in Pakistan cricket.