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Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq makes brutally honest admission about himself

Imam-ul-Haq believes Pakistan may have been able to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals had he scored more runs cricket

Imam-ul-Haq: “Perhaps we could have qualified had I started to perform earlier”

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Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq has admitted that he didn’t live up to expectations at the World Cup.

Imam scored 305 runs in eight matches, which included a century and a fifty, at an average of 38.12.

However, since Pakistan fell short of qualifying for the semi-finals as New Zealand had a better net run rate than them, Imam conceded that had he done better and started performing earlier on in the tournament, the men in green could have advanced to the last four.

“I also feel the same way. I would have been very happy personally had I performed in the main matches, which would have benefitted the team,” he was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “I was trying to score big and follow up on my performances from the series against England [234 runs from four innings, at a strike rate of almost 90]. But sometimes things don’t turn out as planned. Perhaps we could have qualified had I started to perform earlier.

“We will learn from our experience. It was a good campaign as we won five out of nine and couldn’t qualify because of our net run-rate. We are also disappointed for that, as are our fans.”

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