Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez denies retirement rumours

Mohammad Hafeez left out of Pakistan's 16-man squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2018.

Mohammad Hafeez | Getty Images

Mohammad Hafeez has dismissed the rumours about taking retirement from international cricket on Thursday (6 September) by saying that there is “no truth in news” regarding the same.

Hafeez also added that he will accept whatever decision is taken by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after being axed from the national squad for the coming Asia Cup 2018 in the UAE.

The speculations have been making rounds about his retirement after he was dropped out from Pakistan’s Asia Cup squad. hafeez also did not feature in a single One Day International for the side despite being part of the squad in the ODI series against Zimbabwe.  He also expressed his anger over being demoted from A to B category in his central contract with the PCB.

However, the 37-year-old all-rounder has made it clear that he has no bitterness for PCB. Hafeez also said that he will try to put up a good show during the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy to impress the selectors for national selection.

 As per reports in Daily Times, Hafeez told reporters in Lahore, “There is no truth in news regarding my retirement. I will accept whatever decision is taken by PCB. I will try to put up a good shown during the QeA Trophy and impress the selectors once again. I only play for respect and this is what I’m going to continue doing.”

Hafeez reportedly wrote a letter of complaint to newly-appointed PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani for excluding him from the Asia Cup squad despite being in great form.

Hafeez said in a letter, “I do not understand how they could treat a senior player like that. If they do not want me to play then they should tell me directly. At least that way it will be respectful.”



By Rashmi Nanda - 07 Sep, 2018

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