At the age of 38, it can well be said that Mohammad Hafeez, the veteran Pakistan all-rounder, is at the fag end of his cricketing career. He made his debut in domestic cricket way back in the 1998/99 season following which he got the first taste of cricket at the highest level in 2003. The experienced campaigner last plied his trade for the Edmonton Royals in the Global T20 Canada in Ontario.
Hafeez was also a part of the national squad in the 2019 edition of the World Cup in England and Wales. In the mega event, he played eight matches in which he notched 253 runs at an average of 31.62. His top score of 84 came versus England at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The knock also helped his team open their account in the tournament with a closely-fought 14-run victory.
However, he didn’t find a place in the list of centrally contracted players for the 2019-20 season. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) put forth 19 names and Hafeez, along with Shoaib Malik, weren’t included. But the duo would be available for selection. Last year, Hafeez decided to hang his boots from Test cricket after the series versus New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Fan irks Mohammad Hafeez
It was only in October that he made his Test comeback against Australia in the UAE after missing out on quite a few matches prior to that. Pakistan will play the T20 World Cup next year in Australia and it will be interesting to see whether Hafeez continues to play that far or not.
Recently, the Punjab-born cricketer conducted a Question and Answer session on Twitter. There one of the users asked him about his plans of ‘giving up’ on cricket’. The fan took to Twitter and wrote, “Any plan for giving up on career?”
Here is the fan tweet
Any plan for giving up on career ?
— Meem Jeem ♡ (@desicucumber) August 16, 2019
The question didn’t go down well with Hafeez by any means. He replied to the fan, saying that it’s his career and he has the right to make the decisions, and ‘giving up’ doesn’t exist in his dictionary. Hafeez reverted and wrote, “Give up I don’t know this word, my career meri marzi (my choice),”
Here is Hafeez’s reply
Give up 🤔 I don’t know this Word , My career Meri Marzi
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) August 16, 2019
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