Recalled Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on Friday said that he will retire from international cricket after the Twenty20 World Cup later this year, vowing to end his career on a positive note.
The 38-year-old was Thursday recalled to Pakistan´s Twenty20 series against Bangladesh starting in Lahore from January 24.
Hafeez has been one of Pakistan´s key players — in all three formats, as a top order batsman and a handy off-spinner — since making his debut during an England tour in 2003.
But his career was dogged by questions over the legality of his bowling action, reported on three occasions during international matches. He was also banned from bowling for 12 months in 2015.
Hafeez, dubbed the “professor” for his knowledge of the game, said he enjoyed playing for Pakistan. “It has been a privilege,” he told media. “I want to play the Twenty20 World Cup and then exit from Pakistan´s international team.—APP