“End of an era”: Professor bids farewell to international cricket

“End of an era”: Professor bids farewell to international cricket

January 3, 2022 0

What happened:

On January 3, the all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez announced his retirement from international cricket as an 18-year old career came to an end. However, he will be available to compete in the cricket leagues around the world. 41 year old took to his Twitter and wrote, “My journey of pride representing Pakistan came to an end & I m proudly retiring from international cricket with great satisfaction & joy.” In his press conference, Mohammad Hafeez said, “I did not want to earn money by cricket, but I played for Pakistan due to the pride.” 

Details:

The former captain also stated that he has no regrets and was completely satisfied by his career spanning over 18 years. During the press conference, Sohail Imran, a sports journalist, asked the cricketer, “As you have retired from cricket, does this mean you will now play golf professionally?” Hafeez then clarified that he has no plans of playing golf in the future and said, “Golf is a sport which helped me improve my game and I only play that in my leisure time.” 

Picture via PCB.

Also:

The Twitterati praised Hafeez and congratulated him on his amazing career. #Professor #PakistanCricket and #EndOfAnEra trended on Twitter. The Proteas pacer, Dale Steyn, who previously had an intense bowl vs bat battle with the cricketer, tweeted, “Many a great battle with this man, end of the day, we had the best time and memories we can enjoy forever.” At the same time, the PCB chairman Ramiz Raja is quoted by Dawn as “Hafeez had a strong work ethic. His game evolved with time, adjusting to different formats quite intelligently.”

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