Inzamam-ul-Haq is a man-mountain. A huge, hulking figure who rarely bothers breaking into a sweat yet is one of the very finest batsman Pakistan has produced. Despite all that, he is still seven parts great to three parts comical – and his dismissal yesterday rather summed him up.
He had played beautifully, cutting powerfully past point to get off the mark and launching a counterattack on England…before he lost his balance. Monty Panesar, bowling around the wicket, tossed one up on his leg stump which turned away and Inzy, attempting a sweep missed it…and lost his balance.
Tumbling over his stumps – he flicked off the bails with his arm – he actually did really well not to crush the stumps completely! If you look at the video below you’ll see the stumps not move an inch. Brilliant to watch – the sound (it’s called music, I think) is absolutely dreadful but, somehow, adds to the whole comical atmosphere of it all.
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