Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez wants people related to cricket to be adaptable to the new changes the cricket demands in the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic so that the game resumes.
“I am happy that cricket is all set to resume. To me it’s more important for the cricket to resume. I am least concerned with the fact that cricket begins with some changes (due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic),” Hafeez said.
He said that due injuries in the past, he had to adapt to changes and new realities to continue playing cricket so he was ready to adapt to changes to the game this time as well.
“I would request all players around the world to adapt to new changes so that the show must go on.”
He said that he was very happy to be a part of Pakistan team again. Hafeez has been picked for the upcoming England tour.
He said that he has kept himself fit and at the best of his capabilities so he was looking to give good performances on the field when he gets to play for Pakistan.
Hafeez didn’t take former Pakistan’s skipper Ramiz Raja’s criticism over his selection in the team lightly and said that some people wants to comment to increase their commercial worth.
“I was criticized since the beginning of my career because I belonged to little known area of Sargodha. But I have played for 18 years. So, it’s my career and I wouldn’t leave cricket on the criticism of others,” he said.
Over selection of Hafeez, Ramiz Raja said that he would give only five marks out of ten to chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq.
“I would end the debate on this issue by saying ‘my career, my choice’,” said Hafeez with tongue in cheek.