in

That’s wife! Century maker Hafeez reveals Test return inspiration

Dawn – Veteran opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez celebrated his recall with a century in the first Test against Australia on Sunday and revealed his wife had persuaded him not to quit the sport.

Summary

  • Veteran opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez celebrated his recall with a century in the first Test against Australia on Sunday and revealed his wife had persuaded him not to quit the sport.
  • Hafeez, 37, capped his return to the Test team after a gap of two years with a brilliant 126, helping his team to 255-3 on the first day of the opening match in Dubai.
  • Hafeez had decided to announce his retirement from cricket but wife Nazia and former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar stepped in to persuade him he still had a role to play.
  • “I was mentally disturbed after being dropped from the Asia Cup team,” said Hafeez of last month’s axing from the one-day side.
  • Hafeez was dropped from the Test side after faring poorly in the first three matches of Pakistan’s series in England two years ago.


Read more…

What do you think?

Written by Cric Editor

Shakib’s 2019 WC in jeopardy

It’s a hauntingly familiar situation