New Delhi Terrorism and fixing has spoiled Pakistan’s image in world cricket but there is one thing that most people are unaware of and that is the Tablighi Jamaat. Tablighi Jamaat is currently in discussion in India, but Pakistani cricket has been under the shadow of this group for quite some time.
Many articles were written on this in Pakistani media. According to Pakistani media, Tablighi Jamaat’s rule of law in his cricket team was entered by former Pakistani batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq. Inzamam recruited cricketers of his national team in this group not only during his captaincy but also during selection after retirement. Now the national selector of the Pakistan cricket team is Misbah-ul-Haq and he is also associated with Tablighi Jamaat while Inzamam-ul-Haq is a prominent member of the Islamic missionary organization Tablighi Jamaat.
According to a Pakistani newspaper report, according to the Inzamam-ul-Haq selection team for the 2017 T20 Champions Trophy after coming to the selection committee, it was felt that he was not taking the cricket team to the mosque. Choosing the Jamaat In 2016, he was appointed as the chief selector of Pakistan’s national team. Inzamam was also the head of Pakistan’s selection committee during the World Cup held in England last year and it was imperative that he would take only those people who fit his ideology.
When Inzamam arrived at the team’s practice session in England wearing a kurta-pajama with a beard that grew, many foreign journalists felt what this Maulana was doing here. However, it was later revealed that he was an Inzamam. The Pakistan team lost badly in this World Cup, especially after the loss to India and its captain Sarfraz Ahmed was criticized a lot. After this Sarfaraz has written himself as Hafiz-e-Quran and cricketer in his Twitter profile. Hafiz-e-Quran means one who can refer to the entire Quran without looking.
Inzamam had started going towards the Jamaat before he retired from cricket. He started growing a beard. Most of his time would have been spent in worship, Allah and the Jamaat. Saeed Anwar, Misbah and Muhammad Yusuf also saw most of their time in the Jamaat. It was also a period when cricketers who were not ready for the Tablighi Jamaat, had to lose a place with the national team. It was under Inzamam’s captaincy that Jamaat prayers became informally obligatory.
Not being ready for the Jamaat, Shoaib Akhtar, Younis Khan and Abdul Razzaq had to struggle to maintain a regular place in the national team. Misbah is an MBA. At the same time, Yusuf was the first Christian and he became the pride of the Jamaat only after becoming a Muslim. In the Jamaat, they show the benefits of Islam and ask people to become true Muslims. The time that Anwar, Misbah, Yusuf should have given to cricket started their time in Tablig and Jamaat.
Many Pakistani sports journalists have written that the reason for Pakistan’s high-altitude team from 1990 to 2000 going into the trough was due to its turning too much towards religion. The team got lost in it to such an extent that it did not even show that the cricket that had given them recognition in the world was being removed from them in front of their eyes.