Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that the decision to cancel the 5th Test at Manchester between India and England was the right thing. The Final test had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp. lets read the article Inzamam-ul-Haq on cancellation of 5th Test.
Inzamam-ul-Haq on cancellation of 5th Test
Team India is leading the test series with 2-1 and they were the favorites entering into the final test. Fans all over the world were waiting for the much-anticipated match in manchester but sadly – the match had to be called off as the Indian team was not ready to field.
In a recent interview, Inzamam has explained and said – “It is unfortunate that the fifth Test between India and England couldn’t go ahead due to Covid. It was a great series but to be fair to India, they were playing the fourth Test as well without their coach and support staff. But they showed great determination on the field”
He has also added – “Now, even their physio who was training them in recent days has tested positive. The players were rightly apprehensive since the physio was sharing the dressing room with them and training them. Also, the players may have tested negative but often Covid symptoms start showing after 2-3 days.”
Inzamam has also explained the role and importance of a physio in Test format
“It is very difficult to play without the support staff. When you are injured or are facing a niggle, you need a trainer or physio to help you recover and make you match-fit. People must be wondering why India pulled out despite all their players being fit. The physios and trainers are very important. After a day’s play in a Test match ends, the physio’s job begins. He needs to treat the players and keep them in shape for the upcoming day’s play. So it would be wrong to say that India pulled out despite their players having tested negative” – Inzamam said.