Muhammad Hafeez hits out at Ramiz Raza, says it’s his choice when to retire
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Published: June 16, 2020 11:53:24 am


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Senior all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez has hit again at former captain Ramiz Raza for questioning his choice for the upcoming England tour and for advising him to retire from all types of cricket.

While criticising head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq for selecting senior gamers within the pool of 29 gamers for the England tour, cricketer-turned-commentator Raja has stated Hafeez ought to depart worldwide cricket gracefully.

But the 39-year-old Hafeez stated he wouldn’t depart cricket on anybody’s recommendation.

“I don’t play cricket on anyone’s saying, neither will I leave cricket on anyone’s saying. It is my life, my cricket career and my choice when to retire,” Hafeez stated.

The former Pakistan captain has retired from Test cricket after showing in 55 matches and he’s at the moment focussing in limited-over cricket. He has performed in 218 ODIs and 91 T20 Internationals to this point.

“I don’t know the fuss and it is (Ramiz’s) opinion but I say don’t decide on a player’s career based on just his age. If he is super fit and performing and keen to do well for his country, it’s fine,” Hafeez stated.

“Ramiz is free to express his opinion but my decision to play cricket or retire is not dependent on anyone’s advice.”

He stated cricket has modified and age will not be such a giant issue if a participant remained match and performing for his nation.

Hafeez stated if required he’s even prepared to play within the Test matches in England.

The senior participant additionally felt cricket won’t be the identical due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the modified rules and protocols.

“I think cricket has lost its charm due to new regulations amid COVID-19 but we will have to accept these and move on,” he stated.

It isn’t any use now saying that bowlers will battle due to the brand new rule banning use of saliva to shine the ball. It doesn’t assist.

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