Brian Lara is considered one of many legends of cricket. The former left-handed West Indies batsman nonetheless holds the file of being the one participant to attain 400 runs in a Test innings. In his memorable profession, Lara performed 131 Tests by which he scored 11,953 runs at a median of 52.9. He additionally performed 299 ODIs by which he scored 10,405 runs at a median of 40.5. Though veteran Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez recollects the time when Lara informed him that he will get troubled by him.
Speaking in an interview to Geo News programme Score, Hafeez mentioned that he has all the time been capable of hassle left-handed batsmen.
Calling Lara considered one of his “favourite” batsmen, Hafeez mentioned: “Left-handers have always had difficulty facing me. However, I have bowled well to right-handers as well. If you look at my economy rate, it’s the same against both. I dismissed one of my favourite batsmen, Brian Lara, as well.”
“He [Lara] also admitted that he had difficulty batting against me. He was a world class batsman and there are very few batsmen who played spinners as well as Lara,” the suitable-arm spinner added.
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“In my career, my bowling has supported me a lot. If I was not able to perform with the bat in some match, I used to make up for it with my bowling. I would like to continue my success against left-handers, which is a God-gifted talent, till I am playing cricket,” Hafeez additional mentioned.
Talking about his retirement plans, Hafeez mentioned: “I want to retire from international cricket after playing the next T20 World Cup. I hope I am able to end my career with grace and respect. I am keeping myself fit and my performances have been up to the mark in recent years. So If I am fulfilling all requirements of representing the national side, then I am available for selection, even if the event is shifted to next year.”