Last Update on: March 30th, 2020 at 09:03 pm
Veteran Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has said that he wants to represent his country in this year’s World T20 before quitting international cricket. The former Pakistan captain has already retired from the longest format of the game and only plays ODIs and T20Is.
Earlier this year, he earned a recall for the home series against Bangladesh after being ignored following last year’s World Cup. Mohammad Hafeez has been a key player in all formats for Pakistan since making his debut in 2003. He ended his Test career with 55 games, scoring 3652 runs and taking 53 wickets.
So far, he has played 218 ODIs, scoring 6614 runs and taking 139 wickets. In T20Is, Mohammad Hafeez has scored 1992 runs and taken 54 wickets in 91 games thus far. He has scored 10 centuries in Tests and 11 in ODIs. The second most experienced player in the current Pakistan team after Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez is now eyeing the T20 World Cup before retiring from the game.
Mohammad Hafeez said in an interview that his main ambition was to play for his country in the World T20 and help them do well in it. The 39-year old also said he has not decided what he would like to take up after his retirement from the game.
“After World T20 I have decided I will retire from international cricket and just focus on playing in T20 leagues,” he said.
“It could be coaching, I don’t know when the time comes I will make up my mind,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Hafeez had recently landed himself in trouble with the Pakistan Cricket Board when he criticised the move to bring back the tainted Sharjeel Khan into the national team.