"Hot weather should not be an excuse to underperform," says Imam-ul-Haq

Pakistan will take on West Indies in June, a month renowned for scorching heat in Pakistan


Opening batter Imam-ul-Haq has expressed his delight following the Covid-19 restrictions being lifted and that hot weather should not be used as an excuse to underperform.

While talking to the media at the conditioning camp arranged by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Imam said that cricket was extremely difficult during the Covid times.

"Thankfully the situation has improved and things are slowly going back to normal. Everyone is enjoying training even more, including myself. Hopefully, this will continue and things don't deteriorate any further as they did before," said the left-handed opening batter.

The 26-year-old further mentioned the importance of training in Lahore as it will help players get used to the hot conditions by the time Pakistan's ODI series against West Indies kick-off.

"There is a lot of cricket to be played in the near future. Training in these conditions will help us strengthen our bodies even further. As representatives of the country, hot conditions should not be used as an excuse and we have to do our best to prepare ourselves for such testing times as well," Imam added.

The left-hander also commented on his position in the team and left it up to the team management and the selectors.

"My job is to perform to the best of my abilities and avail any chances that are given to me. Rest is up to the selection committee and the team management; they will always be in a better position to assess which formats should I play in," Imam concluded.