Inzamam advises Pak players to shun ‘well paid’ parties, dinners during India tour

Islamabad, Nov 17(ANI): Former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has advised Pakistani players to avoid attending well paid parties and dinner during their India tour next month, and told them to just focus on cricket.

“Whenever Pakistan goes to India there are always a lot of private invitations for dinners, parties and receptions. Players are offered good money to attend these events,” the Daily Times quoted Inzamam, as saying.

“My advice to the players is avoid these private parties and dinners and just focus on cricket because it is an important series for us,” he added.

“But for that the players will have to really focus on cricket only. Touring India is always a great experience for Pakistan players and there are distractions but the players must concentrate on the series and on winning it,” he said.

Inzamam, who played 120 Tests and 378 one-day internationals, also said the coming series would be a fascinating one as both teams had quality spinners and attacking batsmen.

“I have a feeling India will rely on its batting because their batting has carried them through in recent times,” Inzamam said.

“India will have played a full Test series against England while our team will go there fresh so we will have that slight edge,” he added.

Pakistan will play two Twenty20 matches and three one-day internationals. It will be the first bilateral series between the two countries in five years. (ANI)