Inzamam-ul-Haq Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 53 Years
Wife: Kashifa-ul-Haq
Height: 6’ 3”


Nickname(s)• Inzi [1]Mid-Day
• Gentle Giant of Multan [2]Outlook
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 190 cm
in meters- 1.90 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 95 kg
in pounds- 210 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 22 November 1991 against West Indies at Gaddafi Stadium, Pakistan
Test- 4 June 1992 against England at Edgbaston, England
T20- 28 August 2006 against England at County ground, Bristol, England
International RetirementHe retired from International cricket after the second test against South Africa in 2007.
Last MatchODI- 21 March 2007 against Zimbabwe at Sabina Park, West Indies
Test- 8 October 2007 against South Africa at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Inzamam-ul-Haq during his last test match
T20I- 28 August 2006 against England at County ground, England
Batting StatsRuns

He played 120 matches in which he scored 8830 runs in 200 innings with an average of 49.60 and strike rate of 54.02; his highest score was 329 runs. He scored 1 triple century, 2 double centuries, 25 centuries, and 46 fifties, and he hit 1105 fours and 48 sixes. He faced 16345 balls. He remained not out 22 times, and he has 15 ducks to his name.

He played 378 matches in which he scored 11739 runs in 350 innings with an average of 39.52 and strike rate of 74.24; his highest score was 137 runs not out. He scored 10 centuries and 83 fifties, and he hit 971 fours and 144 sixes. He faced 15812 balls. He remained not out 53 times, and he has 20 ducks to his name.

He played only 1 match in which he scored 11 runs not out off 15 balls and hit 1 six.
Bowling StatsWickets

He played 120 matches in which he went without wicket in 200 innings. He bowled 9 deliveries and gave 8 runs at an economy of 5.33.

He played 378 matches in which he took 3 wickets in 350 innings. He bowled 9.4 overs and gave 64 runs with an average of 21.33 and economy of 6.62. His best bowling in a match was 1 wicket without giving any run.
Fielding StatsTest
He took 81 catches. The maximum catches taken by him in a match were 5, and the maximum catches in an innings were 4.

He took 113 catches, and the maximum catches taken by him in a match were 3.

Captaincy StatsTest
He captained Pakistan in 31 test matches, winning 11 and losing 10.

He captained Pakistan in 89 matches, winning 52 and losing 33.
Jersey Number#8 (Pakistan)
Inzamam-ul-Haq with jersey number
Domestic/State Team (s)• Under-19 Multan team
• United Bank Limited
• Faisalabad
• Rawalpindi
• National Bank of Pakistan
• Water and Power Development Authority
Batting StyleRight-handed
Records (main ones)• Highest average for any Pakistani player in the test matches won by Pakistan - 78.17.
• Second-highest score for Pakistan in tests - 329 runs in a match against New Zealand in Lahore
• Highest number of the Fifties in Test Cricket and ODI Cricket by a Pakistani Batsman, 46 and 83 respectively.
• He held the record for most ODI fifties (83), which was later broken by Sachin Tendulkar (96).
• Highest ODI runs by any Pakistani player - 11739 runs
• Most runs by any Pakistani player in international cricket - 20541 runs
• First Pakistani batsman and Second batsman to score 10,000 runs in One-day Internationals
• Second-highest number of run-out dismissal in ODIs - 40 times
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the Pakistan government in 2005
• Honorary Life Members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
• Player of the 2005 ICC Test team and ODI team.
• Remained in the top 20 batsmen in ICC Test Batsman ranking from 1995 till his retirement in 2007
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 March 1970 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023) 53 Years
BirthplaceMultan, Pakistan
Zodiac signPisces
Signature/AutographInzamam-ul-Haq's autograph
HometownMultan, Pakistan
College/UniversityGovernment Emerson College, Multan
CasteSyed Sunni [3]Outlook
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [4]The Hindu
ControversiesInvitation to Non-Muslim players to accept Islam [5]Twitter - Pakistan Untold
In 2020, there was a controversy when he said in an interview that while playing club cricket in England, he, along with fellow Pakistani bowler Saqlain Mushtaq and Indian batsman Wasim Jaffer, gave the Dawat of Islam (Invitation to non-muslims to accept Islam) to many non-muslim players of different countries in the dressing room after the match. He said, "I, Saqlain Mushtaq, and Wasim Zafar (Indian Muslim cricketer) used to convert Non-Muslim cricketers to Islam in England."

Calling Indian players selfish [6]ABP News
He appeared in an episode of the chat show of Ramiz Raja and said that most of the Indian players during his playing years were selfish and played for their own records, and most of the Pakistani players played for the team. He said, "When we played against India, their batting was more powerful than us on paper. But even our batsmen scored 30 or 40 runs, it was for the team, but for India, even if they scored 100 runs, they played for themselves, so, that was the difference between the two sides."

Beating an Indian fan [7]YouTube - Suhass997 Cricket
Inzamam was playing in a match in Sahara Cup at Toronto, Canada in 1997, when an Indian fan started calling Inzamam Aloo (Potato) and Motu (Fat Boy), using megaphone or loudspeaker, which angered him. Inzamam was fielding at slip at that time, and whenever Inzamam put his hands on his back, the fan said that Inzamam was feeling potatoes in his stomach. Inzamam became so angry at the fan's catcalling that he went into the stands and tried to beat him up with a bat. The security personnel took Inzamam out of the stands and also evicted the fan from the stadium.

Refusing to continue the test match at Oval [8]The Indian Express
Pakistan was playing a test match against England at Oval in 2006, and Inzamam was the captain of the Pakistan in that match. During the match, umpire Darrell Hair decided that Pakistani team tampered with the ball and awarded 5 runs to England following which Inzamam approached Hair and asked him the basis of his decision. When Hair did not give any satisfactory response, Inzamam decided to discontinue the match, which was the first instance in history when an ongoing test match was forfeited. In an interview, he referred to Hair as biased towards Pakistan, and the decision was a breach of ICC rules and said, "He felt that the ball was tampered and awarded five runs to the opposition and as per ICC rules, it meant we were proved guilty of doing it. So I went up to Darrell Hair and asked him what exactly was wrong with the ball. As per ICC rule the umpire informs a player if he’s guilty before awarding those five runs. However, I was not informed. Then I decided that I cannot lead a team like this and waited 15-20 minutes to show everyone the entire team protested against the decision. Hair too refused to come out in the field and continue with the match. I feel that if Hair refused the third umpire should have continued with the match from there. But the umpires are selected by ICC for their events, so ICC backed him."
Inzamam-ul-Haq during the controversial 2006 Oval test

Dispute with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) [9]News18
Differences between Inzamam and PCB became headlines in 2013 when he said that PCB did not approach him to accompany Pakistani team as a batting consultant on their tour to South Africa; however, PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said that the board approached Inzamam; however, they could not reach an agreement about the terms and conditions of the contract. Inzamam further added that there were some problems with the PCB chairman due to which he was not contacted.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Inzamam-ul-Haq with his wife, Kashifa-ul-Haq
ChildrenSon- Ibtasam-ul-Haq
Daughter- Amina-ul-Haq
Inzamam-ul-Haq during his daughter's wedding
ParentsFather- Intizam-ul-Haq
Mother- Name not known
• Ehteram-ul-Haq (Eldest) (English professor at Hussain Islamia Degree College, Multan)
• Insaram-ul-Haq (local businessmen in Multan)
• Intizar-ul-Haq (local businessmen in Multan)
Sister- Name not known


Some Lesser Known Facts About Inzamam-ul-Haq

  • Inzamam-ul-Haq is a former Pakistani cricketer who captained Pakistan in various matches. He is regarded as one of the hardest-hitting Pakistani batsmen. He became popular after he helped Pakistan win the semi-final of the 1992 World Cup by scoring 60 runs at a quick speed and later made many records in Pakistan cricket.
  • His family immigrated to Pakistan from Hansi, an Indian town in Hisar, Haryana, India during the Partition of India in 1947.
  • He was a very good bowler during his growing years; however, he later focused on batting.

    Inzamam-ul-Haq during his early playing days

    Inzamam-ul-Haq during his early playing days

  • He was chosen for the Pakistani team at the last moment and played in different positions, scoring small but useful runs in the 1992 World Cup. He made 60 runs off 37 balls in the semi-final game against New Zealand in the 1992 World Cup despite being unwell. Pakistani legendary bowler Wasim Akram talked about the motivation given to Inzamam by the then-Pakistani captain Imran Khan and said,

    The night before, Inzy had high fever and had been throwing up all night, so he went to Imran Khan and said, ‘I’ve got fever and I don’t think I can play.’ Imran said: ‘Inzy, don’t think about anything else, just think how you are going to play this game.” [10]Firstpost

    Inzamam-ul-Haq (right) with Imran Khan after winning the 1992 World Cup

    Inzamam-ul-Haq (right) with Imran Khan after winning the 1992 World Cup

  • He captained Pakistan in 30 tests and was respected by every player in the team. Then-Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer said in an interview that Pakistani players respected Inzamam more than him. His average in the matches as the captain was higher than in the matches he played only as a player.

    Inzamam-ul-Haq (left) with Bob Woolmer

    Inzamam-ul-Haq (left) with Bob Woolmer

  • In his 100th test match, he scored 184 runs.
  • He played in 5 World Cups, from 1992 to 2007.
  • In 2007, he played for the controversial Indian Cricket League (ICL) for which he was paid $100 million Pakistani Rupees.
  • In late 2015, he became the head coach of the Afghanistan team.
  • In 2016, he became the chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board and held the post till 2019.
  • When Pakistan won the Champions Trophy in 2017, he was the Chief Selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board and was awarded $10 million Pakistani Rupees.
  • His favourite dishes are Chicken Kadhai, Omelette, and Rice.
  • He is a prominent member of the Tablighi Jamaat of Pakistan.
  • He has his own clothing line by his name, Legends by Inzamam Ul Haq.
  • He struggled with weight issues in his life and scored most runs by boundaries and hardly ran to take runs in his later career.
  • In 2021, he complained of pain in the stomach area and underwent Angioplasty.
  • In August 2023, Inzamam-ul-Haq was appointed as the chief selector of the Pakistan men’s cricket team. He, however, resigned from his post on 30 October 2023 when concerns arose about a potential conflict of interest due to his association with both a player and an agency representative. [11]India Today