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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamPak95 View Post
    Assuming the quoted sources are 100% valid, then Hafeez is going out in very sour fashion. He has done wonders for Pakistan over the years of his career but unfortunately in recent years out went professionalism and in came ego. If there was one individual who proved that seniority culture ended up being a low key bullying culture, it was Hafeez.
    Oh bhai kounse wonders? Kahan ke wonders?

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    You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain

    He should’ve retired after the champions trophy on a high


    If pakistan cricket is to move forward they need to stop going back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaz View Post
    You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain

    He should’ve retired after the champions trophy on a high
    If only that was the norm, our seniors tend to go out screaming and kicking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itachi View Post
    This very thread shows hypocrisy of Pakistani fans.

    We are accused of disrespectful towards our legends but in this thread, most us are disrespecting the legend.

    May be he is shadow of what he was once upon a time but none the less, he deserves better treatment according to your own standard which you hold when criticizing us.
    So Hafeez=Dhoni and Tendulkar?

    @cricketjoshila, what say you?

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    wow just see that ego.
    even an atg like dhoni is a b grade contract holder

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafizexpress View Post
    Was it not Ramiz Raja that nickname Hafeez "The Professor"
    Ramiz has always meant it in a patronising way


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    Hafeez was a good, not great player. He was a solid AR who should have been a pinch hitter down the order where he does well against spin. He was misused, but of course, he himself thought he was a world class player and his ego got the better of him. Pakistan cricket did him no wrong other than giving him more opportunities than he deserved.

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    Why does he think he's an automatic pick for foreign leagues? The guy is a mediocre bat anyway, isn't remotely a big hitter, can't field at his age, and his effectiveness with his new bowling action is unknown.

    Who would actually take this guy? BPL? Afghan league?
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    Hafeez has been nonexistent in the last year, and expectations are very low in the upcoming year as well

    He won't sniff the test squad, and at best will be 12th man for ODI and T20 teams on most tours

    On merit, he should be a category D contact. He's only B because of the strong seniority culture in Pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistani pride View Post
    Oh bhai kounse wonders? Kahan ke wonders?
    Lol post 2011 WC to about 2014 #1 all-rounder in LOI It's not like he achieved nothing in his career, it's just that after being banned from bowling he's become a tail-ender as a batsman and has harped on about the team's need for 'experience'.

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    Don't think Sethi will have time for him right now, he will be more concerned with losing the chairmanship at this point in time.

    Maybe Hafeez should go knocking on IK's door

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Don't think Sethi will have time for him right now, he will be more concerned with losing the chairmanship at this point in time.

    Maybe Hafeez should go knocking on IK's door
    I have a hunch IK might be a bit busy too.


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    This ego has harmed PCT in past. In this case it seems to be benefitting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    I have a hunch IK might be a bit busy too.
    How so? It's not like he's prime minister or anything..

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    Talk about a sense of entitlement, if he was peforming then he would be kept in, its his own fault.

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    Why are people calling him a cheater? What did he do?

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    How can he cry about B grade contract when Fakhar is also listed in that category. It's unfair for Fakhar to be not given an A grade contract and Hafeez on merit should be on C/D. Let's hope he retires, good riddance.

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    Please Mr. Professor consider it more aggressively

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Please Mr. Professor consider it more aggressively
    but but but he's blessed in all facets of the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafizexpress View Post
    Was it not Ramiz Raja that nickname Hafeez "The Professor"
    I heard it was from his teamates in domestic cricket.

    It originated due to Hafeez's debate on various topics and his analytical nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefthanded View Post
    Why are people calling him a cheater? What did he do?
    Chucking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Itachi View Post
    This very thread shows hypocrisy of Pakistani fans.

    We are accused of disrespectful towards our legends but in this thread, most us are disrespecting the legend.

    May be he is shadow of what he was once upon a time but none the less, he deserves better treatment according to your own standard which you hold when criticizing us.
    hafeez a legend LOL

    In another dimension maybe


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    Ego could end up leading to the destruction of his career. Just like how Yousuf and Razzaq destroyed theirs.

    These idiots didn't learn a single thing from Misbah. That guy even played a grade 2 tournament for the sake of his team.

    Hafeez needs to accept that his performance isn't at the same level as some of the players. He will have to take pay cuts.

    Also, the team management are always looking for a reason to drop a player and with Hafeez not taking a pay cut, the team managment have found a reason to kick him out.

    You could blame the Pakistani culture. Juniors making more money offends us.

    Its funny, because you look at the NHL, some great players have to take major pay cuts just for their teams sake.

    Hafeez needs to act wise. Don't give them reasons to remove him from the team easily.

    Thing is Hafeez needs to think right now, is it the money that he is after or the ego or the chance of playing the world cup?

    Even if he gets an A category contract and doesn't make the world cup squad, would he be happy? That would mean its all about ego.

    Best option for Hafeez is take the pay cut, even though he is not in contention of a 15 man squad, but still would make it into a 25. And would need to perform from the list of 25 to come back into the team.

    Not taking this pay cut, removes him from the 25 list, and allows another player to get his name in the list and work his way in the squad.

    Hafeez needs to think this properly, because either way he is not in contention for final 15


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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Ego could end up leading to the destruction of his career. Just like how Yousuf and Razzaq destroyed theirs.

    These idiots didn't learn a single thing from Misbah. That guy even played a grade 2 tournament for the sake of his team.

    Hafeez needs to accept that his performance isn't at the same level as some of the players. He will have to take pay cuts.

    Also, the team management are always looking for a reason to drop a player and with Hafeez not taking a pay cut, the team managment have found a reason to kick him out.

    You could blame the Pakistani culture. Juniors making more money offends us.

    Its funny, because you look at the NHL, some great players have to take major pay cuts just for their teams sake.

    Hafeez needs to act wise. Don't give them reasons to remove him from the team easily.

    Thing is Hafeez needs to think right now, is it the money that he is after or the ego or the chance of playing the world cup?

    Even if he gets an A category contract and doesn't make the world cup squad, would he be happy? That would mean its all about ego.

    Best option for Hafeez is take the pay cut, even though he is not in contention of a 15 man squad, but still would make it into a 25. And would need to perform from the list of 25 to come back into the team.

    Not taking this pay cut, removes him from the 25 list, and allows another player to get his name in the list and work his way in the squad.

    Hafeez needs to think this properly, because either way he is not in contention for final 15
    Are you saying that because Tom Brady never took a paycut, is the reason patriots botched the championship game last seasons??

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    Hafeez retiring? Wow about 15 years to late.. should have happened along time ago.

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    Doesn't even make B contract on merit. Hasn't been performing in domestic either. The writing's been on the wall for some time really. Hafeez when on song, hit it cleanly, but pretty every single innings seems like struggle these days. Doesn't look classy at all even when he's played himself in now. Even his 60 odd and 80 odd scores in the recent NZ tour, it was really just him using his experience to pull through rather than being in touch. Which is why he failed in the other NZ matches too.

    Things have changed, it's not years past anymore. Hafeez's batting has declined, and we've had an influx of better batsmen come inn in recent years in Fakhar, Babar, Sarfraz, Haris. Imam and Asif are currently the next big things too. When you're the worst/2nd worst batsman in your going to feel pressure, you're going to face being dropped, and you're going to face going down in contracts. Back in the days where he was 2nd best bat in his team and bowled, he didn't really face that pressure.

    Probably time to retire, I don't see him coming back in the team. I mean we're struggling to fit in Haris Sohail into the ODI team atm let alone Hafeez.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Are you saying that because Tom Brady never took a paycut, is the reason patriots botched the championship game last seasons??
    i dont watch nfl, which is why i mentioned nhl


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    Chucking.
    That's a bit of a strong judgment. Mind you, I was delighted when he was dropped from both squads.

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    Hafeez refuses to sign central contract as he has been demoted to B category from A. He thinks he should have been in C.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamPak95 View Post
    Lol post 2011 WC to about 2014 #1 all-rounder in LOI It's not like he achieved nothing in his career, it's just that after being banned from bowling he's become a tail-ender as a batsman and has harped on about the team's need for 'experience'.
    And what did he achieve for PAK during the so called peak years of his career?

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    He's not going nowhere before the 2019 WC and then the 2020 WC.

    Hafeez and Malik will do it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistani pride View Post
    And what did he achieve for PAK during the so called peak years of his career?
    I said this in my previous post, #1 all-rounder post 2011 WC to about 2014. Don't get the wrong idea I'm not making him out to be this ATG of Pakistan cricket, I'm just saying it's not like he's done nothing in his career (as evident in being #1 all-rounder for 2-3 ish years). For me, and for most people on here, he's been more of a nuisance more times than not especially in regards to how high of a pedestal he thinks he's on. Please don't ask me to bring up stats, Hafeez isn't worth it .

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    Very good news.Congrats to all Pak fans.Goodbye Hafeez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamPak95 View Post
    I said this in my previous post, #1 all-rounder post 2011 WC to about 2014. Don't get the wrong idea I'm not making him out to be this ATG of Pakistan cricket, I'm just saying it's not like he's done nothing in his career (as evident in being #1 all-rounder for 2-3 ish years). For me, and for most people on here, he's been more of a nuisance more times than not especially in regards to how high of a pedestal he thinks he's on. Please don't ask me to bring up stats, Hafeez isn't worth it .
    He's been at use ever since he returned back in 2010. People twist the past a lot.

    He had overseas problems but he still averages just under 40. Been the best opener since Anwar and could bowl a bit. Our standards for openers have been dreadful, a lot have come and go. At least Hafeez contributed significantly in asia, where his bowling was useful.

    In ODIs he averaged around 38, as well as being handy with the ball. Not earthshattering, but his output was the second best from a batsman after Misbah for much of Misbah's period. He even still featured amongst the best of our batsmen when his bowling was banned where he upped his average to 40 or so.

    I never buy the part where other young batsmen could have succeeded instead of him he had been dropped. We tried out so many players, and they haven't been able to stick their worth. When Hafeez was an automatic pick in the team, the youngsters were guys like Asad, Umar, Maqsood, Amin, Jamshed, Awais Zia, Khurram Manzoor, Latif etc. It's not Hafeez's fault that they didn't perform, and doubt most posters can even name batsmen from that era whom they thought would succeed and never tried. I remember in those days people were moaning how our best batsman Umar Akmal didn't bat at 4.Now look. Sure he can keep one batsman out, but he can't keep out the other 5 bats from the team.

    With so much bright talent which wasn't around years ago (Hasan, Fakhar, Faheem, Shadab, Hasan, Shinwari, Haris, Amir, all weren't around then for various reasons) you can't compare eras like that. Sarfraz wasn't around as Kamran kept him out of the team (an example of a player who actually kept someone out of the team). Malik too around that period literally went missing, his confidence was gone he looked like a tailender. So Hafeez was just amongst the best of the worst.

    Now with brighter, better and certainly more disciplined talent (unlike Jamshed, Umar, Sharjeel etc.) Hafeez isn't good enough. Plus he's got old. Which is why naturally he's finding it hard to get a spot in the team.

    It would have been nice if a senior had stepped up and started performing amazingly given how many games he had, but that doesn't always happen. And it rarely happens with the bat in Pakistan too. It's great for Pakistan that we finally have talent that can beat the average bat of Hafeez, but I find it strange how posters can blame he was the problem or did nothing in the team for all those years. He was one of the best performing players in that team whether or not that was down to him simply just outperforming the rest rather than being stellar. What it comes down to in the end whether you merit a spot in the team compared to team mates, squad and those in domestic. And for a large part of his career Hafeez did. It's more recently that he now doesn't, and that's coincided too with loss of batting form and older age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ads101 View Post
    He's been at use ever since he returned back in 2010. People twist the past a lot.

    He had overseas problems but he still averages just under 40. Been the best opener since Anwar and could bowl a bit. Our standards for openers have been dreadful, a lot have come and go. At least Hafeez contributed significantly in asia, where his bowling was useful.

    In ODIs he averaged around 38, as well as being handy with the ball. Not earthshattering, but his output was the second best from a batsman after Misbah for much of Misbah's period. He even still featured amongst the best of our batsmen when his bowling was banned where he upped his average to 40 or so.

    I never buy the part where other young batsmen could have succeeded instead of him he had been dropped. We tried out so many players, and they haven't been able to stick their worth. When Hafeez was an automatic pick in the team, the youngsters were guys like Asad, Umar, Maqsood, Amin, Jamshed, Awais Zia, Khurram Manzoor, Latif etc. It's not Hafeez's fault that they didn't perform, and doubt most posters can even name batsmen from that era whom they thought would succeed and never tried. I remember in those days people were moaning how our best batsman Umar Akmal didn't bat at 4.Now look. Sure he can keep one batsman out, but he can't keep out the other 5 bats from the team.

    With so much bright talent which wasn't around years ago (Hasan, Fakhar, Faheem, Shadab, Hasan, Shinwari, Haris, Amir, all weren't around then for various reasons) you can't compare eras like that. Sarfraz wasn't around as Kamran kept him out of the team (an example of a player who actually kept someone out of the team). Malik too around that period literally went missing, his confidence was gone he looked like a tailender. So Hafeez was just amongst the best of the worst.

    Now with brighter, better and certainly more disciplined talent (unlike Jamshed, Umar, Sharjeel etc.) Hafeez isn't good enough. Plus he's got old. Which is why naturally he's finding it hard to get a spot in the team.

    It would have been nice if a senior had stepped up and started performing amazingly given how many games he had, but that doesn't always happen. And it rarely happens with the bat in Pakistan too. It's great for Pakistan that we finally have talent that can beat the average bat of Hafeez, but I find it strange how posters can blame he was the problem or did nothing in the team for all those years. He was one of the best performing players in that team whether or not that was down to him simply just outperforming the rest rather than being stellar. What it comes down to in the end whether you merit a spot in the team compared to team mates, squad and those in domestic. And for a large part of his career Hafeez did. It's more recently that he now doesn't, and that's coincided too with loss of batting form and older age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ads101 View Post
    He's been at use ever since he returned back in 2010. People twist the past a lot.

    He had overseas problems but he still averages just under 40. Been the best opener since Anwar and could bowl a bit. Our standards for openers have been dreadful, a lot have come and go. At least Hafeez contributed significantly in asia, where his bowling was useful.

    In ODIs he averaged around 38, as well as being handy with the ball. Not earthshattering, but his output was the second best from a batsman after Misbah for much of Misbah's period. He even still featured amongst the best of our batsmen when his bowling was banned where he upped his average to 40 or so.

    I never buy the part where other young batsmen could have succeeded instead of him he had been dropped. We tried out so many players, and they haven't been able to stick their worth. When Hafeez was an automatic pick in the team, the youngsters were guys like Asad, Umar, Maqsood, Amin, Jamshed, Awais Zia, Khurram Manzoor, Latif etc. It's not Hafeez's fault that they didn't perform, and doubt most posters can even name batsmen from that era whom they thought would succeed and never tried. I remember in those days people were moaning how our best batsman Umar Akmal didn't bat at 4.Now look. Sure he can keep one batsman out, but he can't keep out the other 5 bats from the team.

    With so much bright talent which wasn't around years ago (Hasan, Fakhar, Faheem, Shadab, Hasan, Shinwari, Haris, Amir, all weren't around then for various reasons) you can't compare eras like that. Sarfraz wasn't around as Kamran kept him out of the team (an example of a player who actually kept someone out of the team). Malik too around that period literally went missing, his confidence was gone he looked like a tailender. So Hafeez was just amongst the best of the worst.

    Now with brighter, better and certainly more disciplined talent (unlike Jamshed, Umar, Sharjeel etc.) Hafeez isn't good enough. Plus he's got old. Which is why naturally he's finding it hard to get a spot in the team.

    It would have been nice if a senior had stepped up and started performing amazingly given how many games he had, but that doesn't always happen. And it rarely happens with the bat in Pakistan too. It's great for Pakistan that we finally have talent that can beat the average bat of Hafeez, but I find it strange how posters can blame he was the problem or did nothing in the team for all those years. He was one of the best performing players in that team whether or not that was down to him simply just outperforming the rest rather than being stellar. What it comes down to in the end whether you merit a spot in the team compared to team mates, squad and those in domestic. And for a large part of his career Hafeez did. It's more recently that he now doesn't, and that's coincided too with loss of batting form and older age.
    Couldn't have said it better myself. Hafeez in his prime, like you mentioned, is best described as the best amongst the worst.

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    Just perform and get back to Grade A statu bruh! Stop the tantrums please

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    It doesn't matter. 14 tests out of 50. And for many of those like SA we were gonna lose anyway. And opening facing the new ball in those conditions is generally a nightmare for our players, better he bat up the order, than hiding down and get some safer runs.

    Salman Butt scored tons of runs in Australia. Yet every knock pretty much came in a losing cause. And did nothing in the rest. Had absolutely zero worth in terms of actually winning games.

    It also doesn't change the fact that he's still our most successful test opener since Anwar (unless Azhar counts). A lot of our success has been in the UAE and Hafeez has been part of that.

    The poor away record means he'll never considered to be a great batsman. But it still puts him above the rest like Masood, Farhat, Butt, Hammeed, Nazir, Khurram etc all the ones we've had over the years.

    Azhar's better so I've mistyped, Hafeez is 2nd best opener after Azhar. Then again Azhar has played the vast majority in the middle order at 3 so not sure it's really fair to class him as an opener.

    It's an irrelevant stat really when it comes down to it. Really doesn't matter what he averages outside asia if the rest have worse overall records. And we've been distinctly worse in UAE since he's been out in tests, we could use an Asia basher badly, we getting draws in UAE, and now a whitewash by Sri Lanka in UAE. I don't think Hafeez is capable of even scoring runs in the UAE now in tests or helping with the ball, but we need players who can do that now instead of him.

    Hopefully guys like Imam and Fakhar will be miles better than Hafeez at tests. But for all intense of purposes he deserved his place in the side on merit back then and was some use. For a long time since Farhat we've had to put up with guys averaging 30 who honestly didn't deserve to be in the team and didn't even dominate in Pakistan. He was a big upgrade over Butt and Farhat.

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    "Allah tera shukr hai...
    Tu jab bhi deta hai, chappar phar ke deta hai"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    Hafeez: ... that being said, I should bat at 3 not Babar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    Ever the politician .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    LOOOOL. Okay Hafeez bhai whatever you say

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Ever the politician .
    And there was me expecting his next tweet to include a screenshot of his retirement letter, that too in Calibri font..

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    Wow, so no retirement.

    I hope he just makes himself unavailable "out of protest", then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oligochaetes View Post
    Just perform and get back to Grade A statu bruh! Stop the tantrums please
    Exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainul View Post
    Very good news.Congrats to all Pak fans.Goodbye Hafeez.
    I dont think he will leave so easily

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    ISLAMABAD - After being demoted to category B by the PCB, Mohammad Hafeez has clarified through a tweet that he would be playing for Pakistan side.

    Hafeez rejected the media rumours over his retirement or not signing the central contract.

    However, sources say PCB is not taking Hafeez’s tweet as his final word and will want him to clarify things if he wants to be a part of the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup in the UAE.

    Earlier, PCB chairman Najam Sethi told media that they will not be intimidated by anyone and will not make any changes to the central contracts.

    Sources claim that Hafeez will be needed as a reserve opener during the Asia Cup alongside Fakhar Zaman and Imamul Haq, but if the dust is not settled than the all-rounder might have to miss the tournament.

    Meanwhile, if the issue is resolved, then the 37-year-old might fly to the UAE with the team, but that still doesn’t confirm his place in the final eleven.

    It should be noted that during Pakistan’s recent ODI series against Zimbabwe, Hafeez warmed the bench after not being called into the playing eleven for even one match.

    https://timesofislamabad.com/12-Aug-...-in-hot-waters

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    I'm guessing the ICC must be quite anxious and monitoring this situation carefully, as there could be serious implications if the Lionel Messi of cricket announces retirement and does not feature in next year's Cricket World cup - as you can imagine major sponsors might threaten to pull out given the loss of TV audience globally if the meagastar of our generation is absent. Sooner or later under pressure from commercial sponsors, I'm expecting PCB to reinstate Hafeez back to grade A contract.

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    According to sources, Mohammad Hafeez is not happy with the media making up stories about the whole affair. He is not happy with his demotion in category but not for money's sake but for issue of respect and failed to understand why as a good performer he had still been demoted.

    He had a batting average of 50 in Tests & 40 in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup 2015 and had never failed a fitness test and there were no discipline issues ever in his career, yet he has not played Tests for almost 2 years now and also been asked to change his batting position in ODIs.

    It would appear, according to sources close to the Pakistan player that it was an issue of personal preference when it came to his selection., the sources added.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    According to sources, Mohammad Hafeez is not happy with the media making up stories about the whole affair. He is not happy with his demotion in category but not for money's sake but for issue of respect and failed to understand why as a good performer he had still been demoted.

    He had a batting average of 50 in Tests & 40 in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup 2015 and had never failed a fitness test and there were no discipline issues ever in his career, yet he has not played Tests for almost 2 years now and also been asked to change his batting position in ODIs.

    It would appear, according to sources close to the Pakistan player that it was an issue of personal preference when it came to his selection., the sources added.
    Well that strangely makes sense...

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    Good stuff by him. Glad these reports were wrong, pretty poor by the media to make up stuff like this.

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    Any news on this..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    According to sources, Mohammad Hafeez is not happy with the media making up stories about the whole affair. He is not happy with his demotion in category but not for money's sake but for issue of respect and failed to understand why as a good performer he had still been demoted.

    He had a batting average of 50 in Tests & 40 in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup 2015 and had never failed a fitness test and there were no discipline issues ever in his career, yet he has not played Tests for almost 2 years now and also been asked to change his batting position in ODIs.

    It would appear, according to sources close to the Pakistan player that it was an issue of personal preference when it came to his selection., the sources added.
    Hafeez always fails on big occasions against quality attacks. It doesn’t matter if he averages 50. When I think of Hafeez I think of someone who I can’t trust, someone who is a failure unfortunately

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    According to sources, Mohammad Hafeez is not happy with the media making up stories about the whole affair. He is not happy with his demotion in category but not for money's sake but for issue of respect and failed to understand why as a good performer he had still been demoted.

    He had a batting average of 50 in Tests & 40 in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup 2015 and had never failed a fitness test and there were no discipline issues ever in his career, yet he has not played Tests for almost 2 years now and also been asked to change his batting position in ODIs.

    It would appear, according to sources close to the Pakistan player that it was an issue of personal preference when it came to his selection., the sources added.
    Because he isn't a good performer. This seniority culture is plaguing Pakistan cricket- professional sport has to be strictly merit based, and on merit he deserved a demotion.

    He needs to stop crying and retire to retain just a little bit of self respect.

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    I think Mickey Arthur has politely first and then later on humiliatingly sent Hafeez the message that it is better for you to retire from International Cricket.

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    I think posters here need to understand its not about money sometimes, its about the board being clear on their position.

    If Hafeez is not going to play for Pakistan, then let him know. Because Hafeez has demand in T20 tournaments. And with limitted t20 participation being added on contracts, Hafeez will have to think twice before signing a contract.

    If Hafeez is not gonna be called for Pakistan, fine then. But to make him sign a contract and not play him and limit his participation at T20 tournaments around the world would be ridiculous


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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    I think posters here need to understand its not about money sometimes, its about the board being clear on their position.

    If Hafeez is not going to play for Pakistan, then let him know. Because Hafeez has demand in T20 tournaments. And with limitted t20 participation being added on contracts, Hafeez will have to think twice before signing a contract.

    If Hafeez is not gonna be called for Pakistan, fine then. But to make him sign a contract and not play him and limit his participation at T20 tournaments around the world would be ridiculous
    Poor post. Should PCB say this to every player? All the players who have contract can be picked any time they deserve it. So if He wasnt in the plans he would have been totally ignored. Needs to work hard and try to make his way back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    I think posters here need to understand its not about money sometimes, its about the board being clear on their position.

    If Hafeez is not going to play for Pakistan, then let him know. Because Hafeez has demand in T20 tournaments. And with limitted t20 participation being added on contracts, Hafeez will have to think twice before signing a contract.

    If Hafeez is not gonna be called for Pakistan, fine then. But to make him sign a contract and not play him and limit his participation at T20 tournaments around the world would be ridiculous
    No its about earning your spot on merit, Pakistan does not owe anything to Hafeez to 'inform' him on whether he would be selected or not. Had he totally not beeen in the plans for 2019 or beyond, he wouldn't have been offered a central contract.

    This entitlement culture is what that has plagued Pakistan cricket for so long and we are finally coming out of it under Micky/Inzi era. If he feels that this contract is not worth his time then he shouldn't sign it in the first place and go wager his bets in the T20 leagues where his 'demand' is so high!

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    Lol

    trying to guilt trip some lala in the board

    retire PLEASE

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    Hope he retires.

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    I might take a whole day off to celebrate this happy and joyous ocassion...hopefully it arrives soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    Are you saying that because Tom Brady never took a paycut, is the reason patriots botched the championship game last seasons??
    Brady has taken numerous paycuts to bring in better players into the team. est example was the 2006-07 season when he took a paycut to bring Randy Moss and they had a stellar year. WIth 5 championship rings, he should have been highest paid player in the league, but he isn't in even top 10.


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