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Pakistan team haunted by fear of failure: Imamul Haq

The Men in Green opener stressed on the importance of consistency in cricket

Pakistan team haunted by fear of failure: Imamul Haq PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan opener Imamul Haq believes that the main reason behind the Men in Green’s inconsistent performances in international cricket is fear of failure.

While speaking during an Instagram live session, the left-hander said that it is important to play with a positive frame of mind while also stressing the need for improved communication between PCB and its players. 

“Our team has fear of failure, although that is my personal assessment, which is why players don’t perform consistently. They are worried about getting dropped from the side after two or three poor performances,” said Imam. “Communication gap between board and players also results in inconsistency.”

“This is not the case with other teams around the world. If you look at the example of Rohit Sharma, who did not do well initially in his career but India trusted him and he came good later,” he added.

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The 24-year-old also spoke about the importance of discipline in a cricketer’s life, while quoting the example of Pakistan batting great Younis Khan. 

“Discipline is very important in order to achieve success. Just look at the example of Younis khan. I was impressed by the way he carried himself, when I shared the dressing room with him while playing for Peshawar Zalmi,” he said.

The Lahore-born also believes that good company helps a player effectively deal with the highs and lows of life. 

“Depends on individual and how he takes pressure and criticism. It is important to be with positive people, all the time, because ups and downs are part and parcel of life,” he said. “Although, it’s easier said than done but that’s what we get paid for.”