LAHORE – Age is simply variety, Mohammad Hafeez, an experienced all-rounder of cricket, is probably the right illustration of this saying because the 40-year-old remains going strong.
Former Pakistan captain Hafeez, who now features for Pakistan in T20 format only, has played no but 106 T20Is, scoring 2388 runs at 27.13 with 14 half-centuries. Hafeez has some fond memories of playing in England. His and Pakistan’s first T20I was against England, which Pakistan won by five wickets at Bristol on 28 August 2006. Hafeez scored 46 off 40, including five fours, he was also the highest individual scorer for Pakistan within the match.
Hafeez on Thursday said: “I am happy to be back in England again as I even have great memories of playing during this country. The T20I series against England is going to be a treat to observe for the fans and a good display of skills and talent is predicted from each side. “The series is crucial for us because it will help us understand where we are placed as a team for this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Good performance against a top-ranked side will give players and team management great confidence going into the mega event.”
Talking about transferring his learning to the young cricketers, Hafeez said: “As a senior player, I feel it’s my duty to transfer my experience and knowledge to young players within the team which I even have gained over the years. I would like to go away a legacy, so when these young players become senior they too help the new ones of that point as I helped them.”