Mohammad Hafeez’s induction into the Pakistan’s squad for New Zealand tour has led to a rift between the all-rounder and cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja. The confrontation received intensified after Hafeez acknowledged that his 12-year-old son has better game awareness than Raja.
The episode started after Ramiz Raja confirmed disinterest over Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) backing skilled gamers and never giving sufficient probabilities to the youth forward of the upcoming males’s T20 World Cup in India.
The former Pakistan cricketer requested senior cricketers like Hafeez to retire gracefully and provides alternative to the children to showcase their abilities on a stage just like the upcoming World Cup.
Disagreeing to Raja’s views, Hafeez gave a controversial assertion throughout a dialog with Cricket Pakistan.
“I acknowledge Ramiz [Raja] services for Pakistan cricket as a player. I respect his opinion but I have reservations over his cricketing sense and game awareness. If you talk to my 12-year-old son, even his game awareness is better than Ramiz bhai,” Hafeez advised Cricket Pakistan.
“If Ramiz bhai wants to continue saying such things to boost his YouTube channel, then I can’t stop him but I will continue to play for Pakistan as long as I’m fit and performing,” he additional added.
Hafeez asserted that so long as he’s match and acting on the sector, he deserves a spot within the Pakistan dressing room.
“If I’m unable to meet the fitness and performance standards, or believe there is a better product ready for Pakistan, I’d happily leave. I’m very satisfied with my cricketing career,” Mohammad Hafeez mentioned.
Hafeez has been in a wealthy vein of kind lately. He was adjudged as the person of the collection within the T20I rubber towards England, held in September earlier this yr. He scored 155 runs in three matches at a strike-rate of 176.14.
In the lately concluded season of the Pakistan Super League, Hafeez was the mainstay for Lahore Qalandars of their run to the ultimate.