LAHORE – Veteran Pakistan batter, and all-rounder to left-handers under limited bowling action scrutiny, Mohammad Hafeez has asked Pakistani batters to stop playing like he did up until the last couple of years of his international career.
In an exclusive interview with The Dependent, Hafeez said that batters should emulate his performances from the twilight of his career when there was limited pressure on him.
“I think all Pakistani batters should stop playing like I did when I was at their career stage,” Hafeez said while talking to The Dependent.
“They should try and follow my example from recent years, the tail-end of my international career, where I had little to lose and everything was a bonus,” he added.
Hafeez said it was painful to watch some of the batting in Tests, calling it reminiscent of his own batting in ODIs.
“I was okayish in Tests whenever given the opportunity, but given my limited-overs specialty I was especially excruciating in ODIs many a time, especially given my obvious ability to play with a lot more intent than I used to,” Hafeez maintained.
“And now I see the young players doing the same. It’s always more painful when you see others do what you used to regularly do yourself.”