Islamabad: Former Pakistan fast bowler and nation’s leading coach Jalaluddin has accused former captain Imran Khan of destroying his career.
Jalaluddin, who is the first ever bowler to take a hat trick in the one-day format, said Khan played a pivotal role in ending his career, although he said he has no regrets now.
“As far as one day cricket is concerned, my performance had been really good. But as you know, personal likes, dislikes and grievances have always been involved in Pakistan cricket which have destroyed quite a few careers,” PakPassion.net quoted Jalaluddin, as saying.
“That’s what happened with me as well. Imran Khan did play a role in ending my career. However, it is also important to note that Imran Khan was the one who had selected me in Test cricket and introduced me into ODI cricket as well,” he added.
“Later, some people created misunderstandings between us that led to a rift, which is why I had a stop-start career. Imran was the captain then, and he had his own views. He took decisions and nobody could really say anything after that. There were some personal issues, but I won’t go into details,” he said.
Jalaluddin further added: “I don’t have any regrets though. Whatever little I played, I played on basis of my good performances. Imran Khan himself had picked me. To get selected by Imran Khan was considered an honour in those days. So, I don’t have any regrets.”