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

Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez while talking about the cricket match between India and Pakistan, said that both the teams are under tremendous pressure during the match and the defeat leaves a bad impact on the losing side.

In the last India-Pakistan clash, which took place in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan won for the very first time against India in a world cup match. The Babar Azam-led side won the match by 10 wickets against Virat Kohli-led India in Dubai.

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Mohammad Hafeez
Pakistani batsman Mohammad Hafeez (Credits: Getty)

In an interview with Sports Tak, Hafeez said that the body language of the Indian team was not the same after losing the battle against Pakistan in the World Cup. He said:

“The ICC usually has India vs Pakistan at the start of a World Cup for better engagement so that the event gets a boom. There is a lot of pressure on both teams and a loss in this match has a very bad impact on the team. After India lost to Pakistan this time, their body language was not the same. That is the amount of pressure players have to bear in an Indo-Pak encounter. And if you fail, things become very difficult.”

It’s not like I retired because we lost the World Cup – Mohammad Hafeez

hafeez and sarfaraz
Hafeez and sarfaraz[photo: TV 9 bharatvarsh]
Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez announced his retirement from international cricket earlier this month. However, ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 some reports were claiming that he was considering retirement.

Mohammad Hafeez Retires From International Cricket

Meanwhile, Mohammad Hafeez, talking about those reports, said that he was about to retire but he kept pushing himself just to be a part of the World Cup-winning team. He asserted:

“I was about to retire but I was pushing myself just to be part of the World Cup-winning squad. We were right there but unfortunately couldn’t win. It’s not like I retired because we lost the World Cup. I have always played cricket with passion and I thought this was the best time for me to leave. I wanted to make my own decision and set a precedent for coming generations that retirement can be taken happily.”

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