Anger as TV Host Tries to Make Imam Ul Haq’s Selection a Controversy

The young left-handed opening batsman, Imam ul Haq proved his mettle in the top order by scoring a magnificent century on debut, becoming only the second Pakistani to do so.

There were talks of him being selected in the team due to his relationship with the Chief Selector since he is the nephew of Inzamam ul Haq.

Social media keeps an eye on such controversies and when sports journalist Zainab Abbas pointed out his family ties with the chief selector of Pakistan, it led to a never-ending debate at the microblogging platform.

She tweeted about Imam’s debut match referring to him as ‘Inzamam-ul-Haq’s nephew‘.

There were enough people in favour of Imam and it backfired pretty quickly for Zainab.

His class and talent was on display in the first match, for sure!

Those who follow cricket pointed out his journey to the international cricket.

He has his own identity and people reminded her of that.

And what a way to start an international career!

And again.

She didn’t think she would be regretting her tweet after the match!

And it took one innings to change the perspective of people about his selection.

He has definitely got everyone talking and if the speedster Shoaib says something about him, he must be special.

And the usual Twitter things.

Former cricketers are all praise for the talented youngster.

It may be too early to say, but another ‘Ul-Haq’ in the making.

It must be tough for Ahmed Shahzad though!

Cricket analysts praised the chief selector for his genius moves.

Scoring a hundred on debut is a remarkable feat for a young cricketer. He is the third youngest player to score a ton on debut.

Imam took the advice of the Professor and stunned the critics.

Players from other sports also admired his innings.

And then there were those who could relate this performance to their student life.

Zainab may not have meant what the people perceived, but she definitely needs to choose her words wisely. It escalates very quickly on social media and she would know it by now.

SEO & GIS Expert at ProPakistani, Sajawal also writes features and loves cricket.


  • Kisi Ki Chalti Howi Rozi Roti Pe Laaat Marna Koi Imam UL Haq Se Seekhe :

    From :
    Ahmed Shahzad (Self Press Confrence at Front of Mirror )

  • ” Q Nikala Mujhe Q ” Main Phochna Chahta Ho Sarfaraz Bhai Mera Qasoor Kiya hai Q Nikala Mujhy ?

    Ahmed Shahzad (Apne Ap Se Bat Karte Howy Roo Pare)…

  • Fakhre Alam

    The way they made fun of ahmad shehzad was really not ethical. Pakistan cricket history is full of such players who start their career with boom but later on they can’t keep up to the start.

    • abobobilly

      I blame the politics in PCB.

  • Muhammad Adil Muhammad Yaseen

    i dont think imam ul haq deserved a chance, he is been playing in the first class for so long now, but he had only a couple of performances, Geo news program score hosted by yahya husaini highlighted that imam ul haq is far from being impressive, yet in the presence of Fawad Alam, the only pakistani batsmen who has proven again and again, still a top scorer in all formats been neglected, congrats on the century but remind you people that it is against srilanka which has lost their last 11 out of 11 match, lets wait and watch before calling him the legend already,

    • Hamdani

      Why Fawad Alam? In both PSL editions he was not picked, we know its not nepotism their, since its private money at stake. And Fawad came into cricket as a T20 player.. if on his own he cannot make it to PSL then how and why you want him in National side.

      Let us all hope.. only the best come forward be it Fawad or Imam..

  • Pakistan in ODIs since 1st Jan 2015.
    In the presence of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz:

    Matches: 46
    Won: 20
    Lost: 25
    NR: 1
    Win%: 43%

    In the absence of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz:
    Matches: 9
    Won: 8
    Lost: 1
    Win%: 89%

  • abobobilly

    What’s all the fuss about, if he’s proved himself by out performing the expectations.

  • Eli Ehsan

    so is he or is he not Inziman Jonsa’s Nephew?!! #Confused

  • BADAR

    Pagal log, us ne keh dia to kia hogay? yeah haqiat hai kay Inzi bhai ka Nephew hai. to such hai to Pakistanion ko kia takleef hai.

    • JO BHI Hai SHEZAD Se Performance Achi Di hai : Bus

      • BADAR

        You are right.