Mohammad Hafeez speaking on Instagram

“Back in 2007, I was not able to perform well and critics had formed an opinion that I was not cut for international cricket"

“Such opinions are very hard to change and it led to one of the most difficult periods of my life.”

“Despite the criticism, I kept on putting in the hard yards and did not lose hope. People who saw me training used to laugh at me as they believed that a failed player like me was wasting their time"

“Between 2007 and 2010, I worked really hard on my game and more importantly I realised that I had no one to blame but myself. This made a more professional and as soon as I started playing international cricket regularly again, I became a much-improved player"

“Working hard is the only way to succeed in life.”