New Delhi: There is hardly any bowler in the world of cricket who didn't get intimidated facing Virender Sehwag in prime form. Despite not being a bowler himself, former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has admitted that Viru was the most fearsome batsman even he has come across.
"Sehwag was a dangerous player because if he scored 80 odd runs it meant his team would end up scoring 300 or more in a Test or ODI. The more time he spent time at the crease the more he dented the morale of the bowlers, which was worrying for me as captain," said Inzamam on the Geo Super sports channel.
Inzamam was the captain of Pakistani side when the hosted India in a Test series in 2004, when Sehwag earned the title of 'Multan ka Sultan' for his famous knock of 309 runs.
Speaking on the suspension of bilateral cricket between Pakistan and India, Inzamam said that the situation has hurt Pakistan cricket a lot.
"Overall it is not good for cricket and for both countries not to play bilateral series. But from a Pakistani perspective it has done us more damage as already foreign teams are also not touring Pakistan and our young players are not getting chances to play matches against international sides before playing for the senior team.
"People want to see Indo-Pak matches but there is nothing one can do about it until things are normal at the government level. Personally I always enjoyed the challenge of playing against India and it made a better player. To me a Indo-Pak series has always been even bigger than the Ashes," concluded Inzamam.
(With PTI inputs)