Recalled Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez Friday stated he’ll retire from worldwide cricket after the Twenty20 World Cup later this yr, vowing to finish his profession on a constructive notice.
The 38-year-old was Thursday recalled to Pakistan’s Twenty20 sequence in opposition to Bangladesh beginning in Lahore from January 24.
Hafeez has been one among Pakistan’s key gamers — in all three codecs, as a high order batsman and a helpful off-spinner — since making his debut throughout an England tour in 2003.
However his profession was dogged by questions over the legality of his bowling motion, reported on three events throughout worldwide matches. He was additionally banned from bowling for 12 months in 2015.
Hafeez, dubbed the “professor” for his information of the sport, stated he loved enjoying for Pakistan.
“It has been a privilege,” he instructed media.
“I need to play the Twenty20 World Cup after which exit from Pakistan’s worldwide crew.”
Hafeez retired from Assessments in December 2018 after enjoying 55 Assessments. He was extra profitable in restricted over codecs, scoring 6,614 runs and took 139 wickets in 218 one-day internationals.
His final ODI was through the World Cup (50 overs) in England final yr, and he has not been chosen for that format since then.
His tally in 89 Twenty20 internationals stands at 54 wickets and 1,908 runs.
“I’ve performed 17 years for Pakistan and tried my stage finest. At instances I missed my bowling,” stated Hafeez, who additionally captained Pakistan in 29 Twenty20 internationals, successful 17 and shedding 11 with one ending in a tie.
The Twenty20 World Cup shall be held in Australia in October-November this yr.