Mohammad Hafeez, Director of Pakistan Cricket, said on Saturday that former captain Babar Azam is a diligent worker who trains hard in practice sessions, but he needs a “big” innings to regain confidence. The experienced cricketer made the statement during a post-match press conference in Australia after the Green Shirts lost their third and final Test series match against the Australians, leaving the score at 3-0.
Mohammad Hafeez says Babar Azam is a diligent worker who needs a “big innings”
Hafeez stated that management is available to assist Babar if he requires it. “Not necessarily to rest, [he] can talk about improving any technique.” Speaking of Shaheen Shah Afridi, the veteran cricketer stated that the bowler had sought relaxation ahead of the third Test.
“We rested Shaheen Afridi owing to the workload. We didn’t want him to get hurt as a result of his heavy workload. Shaheen’s return from injury placed a significant burden on him,” he stated, adding that management does not want to jeopardize anyone’s career due to workload.
“The impression that Shaheen was rested because of the T20 series is wrong,” he went on to say.
Meanwhile, the seasoned batter recognized pacer Naseem Shah’s talent. But stated he was replaced by Aamer Jamal, who is ailing from
“A huge innings will help him regain confidence. Red ball cricket adds elegance to the game. “A red-ball cricketer can play all formats,” Hafeez stated, adding that red-ball cricket helps players improve their skills. The team director praised the former captain for his performance in matches while also hinting that Babar may rest.