Star Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez said that he would retire from International Cricket after the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
Mohammad Hafeez, who was recalled to the National T20I side for the Bangladesh series, informed media about his plans.
Since making his debut for Pakistan on England tour back in 2003, Mohammad Hafeez has been a vital part of the national side. The dashing all-rounder did perform well across all three formats with both bat and ball.
Mohammad Hafeez was labeled as “The Professor” for his brilliant knowledge and awareness of the game. He had an up and down career because of his questionable bowling action, being reported for three times.
Mohammad Hafeez also served a 12 months ban due to illegal bowling action in 2015. He then remolded his bowling action and made a comeback to the side.
After being recalled for Bangladesh T20Is,
Mohammad Hafeez told media, “It has been a privilege. I want to play the Twenty20 World Cup and then exit from Pakistan’s international team.”
Mohammad Hafeez announced retirement from Test cricket back in 2018 with 55 matches on his back, but he had more success in the ODIs scoring 6614 runs and picking up 139 wickets in 218 games.
Mohammad Hafeez also captained Pakistan national team for 29 T20 matches. In his tenure, Pakistan won 17 while in 11, they had to face defeat.
Mohammad Hafeez said that he had served his county for enough period and wanted to end his career on a positive note.
Mohammad Hafeez said to the media, “I have played 17 years for Pakistan and tried my level best. At times I missed my bowling.”