Inzamam, former Pakistani captain, retired from international cricket in 2007.
Inzamam said- Sir Vivian Richards taught to play frontfoot against fast bowlers
Dainik BhaskarFeb 19, 2020, 08:42 AM IST Sports Desk. Former Pakistani captain Inzamam-ul-Haq praised former West Indies cricketer Sir Vivian Richards, Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya and South Africa's AB de Villiers. Inzamam told a YouTube channel that Richards, Jayasuriya and de Villiers are players who have changed cricket. Inzamam retired from international cricket in 2007 after the second Test match against South Africa.
Inzamam said, "Many years ago Richards worked to change the game of cricket. At that time, batsmen used to play fast bowlers on the backfoot, but they showed everyone how fast bowlers can also be played on the front foot. He told people that fast bowlers can also be attacked. "
Jayasuriya taught to play fast in the first 15 overs
Inzamam said about Jayasuriya, "Second change brought Jayasuriya. He decided to attack the fast bowlers in the first 15 overs of the inning. Those who played air shots before he arrived were not usually considered batsmen, but he changed the definition by playing shots from above the infield in the first 15 overs. "
De Villiers started paddle sweep and reverse sweep
The former Pakistani captain took on de Villiers and said, "The third player who has changed the game of cricket is de Villiers. Today, I blame de Villiers for the fast cricket played in ODIs and T20s. The earlier batsmen used to play shots directly off the bat, but de Villiers started applying paddle sweeps and reverse sweeps. "