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Factbox - Inzamam-ul-Haq

March 22, 2007 11:52 IST

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Factbox on Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq, who played his final one-day international and last match as Pakistan captain on Wednesday.

Age: 37 (born March 3, 1970 in Multan Punjab)

Test debut: v England, Birmingham, 1992. 119 Tests, 8813 runs @ 50.07, 25 centuries, 46 fifties.

One-day internationals: Debut v West Indies, Lahore 1991. 378 matches, 11,739 runs @ 39.52, 10 centuries, 83 fifties, strike rate 74.16.

A huge man with soft hands. Fine slip catcher. Only weaknesses are his laid-back attitude, suspect fitness and erratic running between the wickets, which delights his fans and frustrates his team mates.

Nicknamed 'The Big Man' and 'aloo' (potato). At a one-day international in Toronto he once marched into the crowd wielding his bat after a spectator shouted through a loudhailer that he was too fat.

*Rated as the best batsman in the world against pace by Imran Khan, his hapless running between wickets is notorious and most dangerous for his partners.

*Part of the team in 1992 which secured the World Cup in Australia, beating England in the final under Imran's captaincy.

*Inzamam belted 329 in probably his most memorable innings in the first Test against New Zealand in 2002. It was the second-highest Test score by a Pakistani.

*Was dogged by poor form during the 2003 World Cup campaign as he scored just 19 runs from six innings.

*In the fourth Test against England at the Oval last August, he refused to lead his men out following the tea interval on the fourth day after his team were docked five runs by the umpires who decided they had tampered with the ball. They were later cleared of that charge by an ICC hearing but Inzamam's action led to the only match forfeiture in the history of Test cricket.

*At the 2007 World Cup, his team become the first country to be eliminated from the tournament following defeats by hosts West Indies and a shock upset by debutants Ireland. Less than 24 hours later, coach Bob Woolmer dies and Inzamam retires from one-dayers and resigns as Test captain the same day.

*In his final one-day international game on March 21 he makes 37 and completes a 93-run World Cup win over Zimbabwe by holding a straightforward catch off the bowling of Mohammad Yousuf.

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