It has been a tough last few months for Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez. After not getting allowed to bowl, he made a way back to the team by clearing his action. However, the team management kept him on the sidelines for the most of the time and now, excluded him from Asia Cup 2018 squad as well.
Now, after Hafeez’s exclusion came out, there were a few reports about him hanging his boots from international cricket.
No truth in retirement news – Mohammed Hafeez
The Pakistan all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez finally opened up on the retirement rumours and added there is no truth to the reports that are being revolved in the media.
Mohammad Hafeez furtherly added he will accept whatever the decision the board would take. However, the all-rounder is determined to perform in the domestic circuit and get back his place in the national team.
“There is no truth in news regarding my retirement. I will accept whatever decision is taken by the PCB. Play for respect and this is what I’m going to continue to strive to get back the place in the national team,” Mohammed Hafeez said while speaking to media recently.
“I do not understand how they could treat a senior player like me. If they don’t want me to play, they should tell me directly as at least it will be respectful and help me set my directions,” Hafeez wrote to PCB.
Shan Masood replaced Mohammad Hafeez for Asia Cup 2018
Pakistan had gone for opener Shan Masood, who has played 12 Tests for Pakistan since making his debut in 2013 but hasn’t featured in limited-overs yet. His last Test appearance too came in October 2017.
Mohammad Hafeez, however, was in the squad for the Zimbabwe tour a few months back but didn’t get a chance to play.