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03-22-2007, 03:26 PM
The colourful and controversial brings the curtain down on his one-day career at Kingston in Jamaica on Wednesday as Pakistan end their tragedy-hit World Cup with a match against Zimbabwe.

Professionally shattered by the defeat against Ireland and personally devastated by the sudden death of coach Bob Woolmer in the aftermath of the loss, the 37-year-old is left playing only for pride.

Ironically, a much-needed victory for his team would also have the knock-on effect of putting his tormentors Ireland into the second round Super Eights.

Inzamam has told his misfiring team that they owe it to Woolmer's memory to win in style on Wednesday.

"He was always helpful to the players and his feelings were with them," said Inzamam.

"He was a very good coach but a super human being. Because of this he had a lot of respect from the team.

"After the match against Ireland he was upset but he said to me and to all the players that these things happen in cricket. He was brave and knew how to handle the situation when everybody was feeling down.

"He will be well remembered. Now we are in trouble because we are out of the World Cup. But over the last three years our win ratio has been very high."

Inzamam has played 377 one-day matches over a 15-year career, scoring 11,702 runs at 39.53 including 10 hundreds and 83 fifties.

Inzamam was part of the 1992 World Cup winning team famously sparking his side into the final with a blistering 60 from 37 balls in the semi-final against New Zealand.