Imam-ul-Haq, a key player in the Pakistan squad finds himself in controversy as private conversations with a female on a social media platform have surfaced online. Imam faces a delicate situation as he is about to tie the knot on November 25, and the wedding festivities kick off on November 23 in Lahore.
The 27-year-old left-handed batter will have his Nikkah ceremony on Saturday, and the Valima reception follows the next day. Imam found himself in a similar situation before. In 2019, a woman accused him of being involved with her and others simultaneously. Leaked WhatsApp chats between the woman and Imam surfaced on social media during that time, covering a span of six months, including the 2019 World Cup in England.
Imam-ul-Haq’s current situation follows a recent trend within the Pakistani cricket fraternity, with former captain Babar Azam also falling victim to leaked chats. Board chief Zaka Ashraf allegedly disclosed Babar’s conversations with a high-ranking PCB official. ARY News anchor Shoaib Jatt then aired the WhatsApp chat between Babar and PCB COO Salman Naseer on national television.
Responding to the leaked chats, Babar Azam declared his intention to take legal action against Shoaib Jatt and ARY News. He claimed that PCB chief Zaka Ashraf’s video message prompted the broadcast of the private conversations on live television.
The incidents involving both Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam highlight the challenges faced by cricketing personalities in maintaining privacy amidst the ever-present threat of leaks and public scrutiny.