اردو

Former Australia cricketer comes to Imam's defense

Gillespie appreciated the opener for picking Langer’s brain after the match

PHOTO: ESPNCRICINFO

Former Australia cricketer Jason Gillespie has come to the defense of Pakistan opener Imamul Haq after he received backlash for having a candid chat with Australia Head Coach Justin Langer, following Men in Green’s defeat in Adelaide Test.

Gillespie took to twitter to express his support and appreciated Imam for picking Langer’s brain after the match.

“Incorrect- game was over. Players on a losing side are disappointed no doubt. I thought it was fantastic that young Imam Ul-Haq was spending time with Justin Langer talking about the game. I’m sure the conversation was very worthwhile for both Imam and Justin,” wrote Gillespie.

 

Incorrect- game was over. Players on a losing side are disappointed no doubt. I thought it was fantastic that young Imam Ul-Haq was spending time with Justin Langer talking about the game. I’m sure the conversation was very worthwhile for both Imam and Justin.#learning #AUSvPAK https://t.co/nmwpAwBwsc

— Jason Gillespie 🌱 (@dizzy259) December 3, 2019

 

Pakistan middle-order batsman Faisal Iqbal had criticised Imam after a picture of the latter having a laugh with Australia coach went viral on social media.

ALSO READ: Pakistan cricketer criticises Imam over ‘shameful’ picture

Imam had a disappointing outing in the second Test against Australia, bagging scores of 2 and 0 in the first and second innings, respectively.

“Shameful pic of imam after failing as a batsman plus losing the Test Series 2-0,” said Iqbal in a tweet.