Mohammad Hafeez Opens Up On The Pressures Of Playing The T20 World Cup In India

Mohammad Hafeez Opens Up On The Pressures Of Playing The T20 World Cup In India

Mohammad Hafeez
Pakistani batsman Mohammad Hafeez (Credits: Getty)

Pakistan veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez would probably be participating in his sixth T20 World Cup when the event occurs in India later this year. Like all teams, the 2009 champions has been finetuning their World Cup plans ahead of the tournament, while the PCB is working through the procedures of getting visas for all their country’s stakeholders. Meanwhile, Mohammad Hafeez opened up on the pressures of playing in India, saying that one has to go through the processes wherever the team plays.

Mohammad Hafeez has been in tremendous form in the last few months in the shortest format, performing incredibly well in the T20 series in England and NewZealand. He averaged a daunting 155 and 70 in those, respectively. The 40-year old had also performed well in PSL 2020, smashing 312 runs in 13 matches at 39 with a decent strike rate of 125.30. Hafeez, who has played 99 T20Is, could be a real asset in the middle-order.

Pakistan National Cricket Team
Pakistan National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)

 

Mohammad Hafeez revealed that he is a big believer in the process since the end product is always good when there is a sound procedure in place. Hafeez believes that whichever country conducts the tournament, a team has to win those bilateral series to prepare for the mega event or high-pressure games.

I am a big believer of the process. When you have a sound process then your end result or product is always going to be good. Wherever the event may be in India or anywhere, would be a big stage. You have to go through these smaller stages of bilateral series first and by winning them you can match up with any side in the final stage that is the mega event itself,” Hafeez told Cricket Baaz in the Youtube Channel.

Execution of skills most important in high-intensity games: Mohammad Hafeez

Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez (Credits: Getty)

Hafeez, who is one of the most experienced cricketers in Pakistan’s line-up, believes that players must implement their skills or things learnt in high-pressure international matches. The veteran underlined that when it happens, it helps you absorb pressure and drives the player to deliver better performances.

What I have experienced is that in all the high-voltage and high-intensity games, the most important thing is the execution of skills under pressure. When you are under immense pressure that is where it is important to execute all the skills that you have or have learned. When you perform well in those cases you have the ability to absorb more pressure. This drives you to better performances,” he added.

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