My 12-year-old son has better game awareness than Ramiz Raja: Mohammad Hafeez
Ramiz had advised Hafeez to retire gracefully earlier this year.
Updated - Nov 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has taken a dig at the former cricketer and commentator Ramiz Raja. He has claimed that even his 12-year-old will have a better cricket sense than Ramiz. The latter had advised Hafeez to retire gracefully earlier this year and the cricketer had responded to it saying that it is his personal choice.
Ramiz Raja had told him to retire in order to give a chance to the youngsters but it has left a bitter taste in Hafeez’s mouth it seems. The veteran cricketer has once again hit out at the 58-year-old and has stated that the moment he is unable to match the standards set by Pakistan cricket, then he will walk away from the sport.
“If you talk to my 12-year-old son, even his game awareness is better than Ramiz bhai. If I’m unable to meet the fitness and performance standards, or believe there is a better product ready for Pakistan, I’d happily leave. I’m very satisfied with my cricketing career,” Mohammad Hafeez said while speaking to Cricket Pakistan.
Mohammad Hafeez accuses Ramiz of promoting his Youtube channel
He also accused Ramiz Raja of promoting his Youtube channel by making such controversial statements. However, he made his intentions clear that he has not plans of retiring until he is fit. “If Ramiz bhai wants to continue saying such things to boost his YouTube channel, then I can’t stop him but I will continue to play for Pakistan as long as I’m fit and performing,” the 40-year-old further added.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Hafeez is in great form in the shortest format of the game. He did well for Lahore Qalandars in the PSL 2020 playoffs as well while the veteran also got starts in almost every game in the domestic T20 competition last month. He was also the Man of the Series in the T20I series against England in September scoring 155 runs in three matches at a strike-rate of 176.14.
Numbers prove that Hafeez deserves to play for Pakistan as of now and the man will be keen on playing the next T20 World Cup set to take place in India. He has also been picked in the T20I squad for New Zealand tour and will be looking forward to doing well for the team.