I should be very angry at Inzamam-ul-Haq.
For nearly 500 international games over 15 years Inzy has been single-handedly proving that you don't need to train hard to score lots of runs. He is the antithesis of the spirit of this blog.
Actually he's the most wonderful exception to the rule to the rule since IT Botham last missed a net session for extra quality time with his bed.
Most of us need to be fit to get the best from ourselves. Inzy didn't. He just rocked up, had a few gentle throw downs and scored another of his 35 International centuries with natural strength, balance, power and hand-eye coordination.
And that's the rub. His natural talent.
Most of us don't have that talent. Most of us need to work on our physical abilities. Most of us wouldn't want to follow the example of Inzamam if we are serious about playing better cricket.
Ask Wayne Larkins, a man of similar effort levels, far more talented than you but not quite as much talent as Inzy. He managed only 400 or so less international appearances.
A cruel man would sneer saying how much better the former Pakistan captain and World Cup winner would have been if he had trained properly. That's unfair. His batting and training matched his personality. He was a man above mere mortals.
King Cricket puts it so much better than I could here.
That's why I'm not angry with Inzamam-ul-Haq. You can't be angry with a man who was so great to watch bat but you certainly can't use his example as a reason not to train either. Unless you are just as gloriously talented an exception that is.© Copyright miSport Holdings Ltd 2008