Professor Mohammad Hafeez says Goodbye to International Cricket:
Veteran Pakistani all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez has decided to retire from International Cricket. The decision came in 3rd January 2022. Hafeez played 20 T20Is in 2021 but managed to score just 191 runs averaging 15. He was seen resuming his bowling to benefit the team, but his performance graph was lowering and it was probably the right time for him to depart from International Cricket. Hafeez represented Pakistan in 392 International Matches and has scored over 12000 international runs for Pakistan.
Mohammad Hafeez has had a tough time recently. He didn’t click in the World T20 2021, neither did he do well in the Lanka Premier League 2021. After struggling for a long period, Hafeez finally decided to say goodbye to international Cricket. Hafeez remains one of the most prolific all-rounder of Pakistan. Hafeez has 32 Man of the Match awards for Pakistan in International Cricket.
Hafeez’s final T20I was against Australia in the Semi Final of World T20 2021, that broke the heart of every Pakistani fan. Hafeez last played a Test against New Zealand in 2018 while is final ODI was against Bangladesh in in 2019. It is expected that Hafeez will continue to play league cricket. He is already a part of Lahore Qalandars in the PSL. There is no update on whether the 41 year old is considering other options now like coaching or commentary.