Veteran all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez, revealed that he has not retired from ODI cricket and is available to play the role in the middle-order for the national team. Hafeez said that he will be honored to represent his country in limited-overs cricket, and announced that he is only retired from Test cricket.
Hafeez said that he will retire from international cricket once he feels that his days are over and he cannot contribute to the team anymore. He said that he is in fine form and is still fit enough to play for Pakistan in the ODI team.
“There have been talks regarding Pakistan’s ODI problems, especially the middle-order’s failure. I have already said goodbye to Test cricket. When it comes to white-ball cricket, I am available for the both formats as I think I am capable of delivering in the two formats. I always put the country’s prestige in the highest esteem. I am fulfilling all the requirements of ODI cricket i.e. fitness and form,” Hafeez said.
Hafeez, who is part of the T20I squad for the series against South Africa, said that the current series is a tough one because it is not easy to beat any team at their home, but he is hopeful of a positive outcome and believes that the Men in Green will carry their momentum from winning the ODI series.
He said that Pakistan is playing wonderful T20 cricket over the past year and this is the perfect opportunity to stamp their authority on the format.