Pakistan has produced many aggressive and swashbuckling batsmen and Imran Nazir is certainly one of them. The former opening batsman of Pakistan recently revealed the biggest regret of his life and stated that it will hurt him until his last breath.
Nazir was talking to a senior sports journalist when he said that his unfortunate run out in the final of the T20 World Cup 2007 is his biggest regret. He was timing the ball nicely in the first couple of overs before he was run out by a direct throw from Robin Uthappa.
“Cricket wise it will remain the biggest regret of my life. It will continue to hurt until my last breath. We had a chance to create history. From a personal point of view, I can say, I should’ve won that match single-handedly for Pakistan like I had done in the ISL because when a player starts middling the ball he has the confidence,” Nazir said.
After Nazir’s run out, Pakistan’s batting line up collapsed massively and the match slipped away from the grasp of the Men in Green.
“I was playing really well then, unfortunately, got run-out and the match slowly slipped away, it still hurts,” he added.
The veteran of 79 ODIs and 25 T20Is also added that team Pakistan couldn’t finish the tournament on a high note after playing so well throughout.
“To reach the finals of the first-ever T20 World Cup and then the kind of crowd and atmosphere was there in the finals, these sorts of things stay with you always. I knew whoever performs well that day will win. A good professional is someone who performs out of his skin for his country on such a big occasion. I had given a good start and had built a solid partnership but what matters, in the end, is how you finish. We couldn’t end it well. So, all of this is part and parcel of the game. It was a great tournament,” he concluded.