Farewell Professor: Cricket fraternity pays tribute to Muhammad Hafeez illustrious career

Here's what the cricket fraternity has to say

Muhammad Hafeez announces his retirement
SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 26: Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan celebrates the wicket of Jimmy Neeshan of New Zealand with team mate Mohammad Rizwan during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match between Pakistan and New Zealand at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on October 26, 2021 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Pakistan’s now former cricketer Muhammad Hafeez shocked everyone when he announced his retirement, earlier this morning. Cricket fans were still hoping to see more from the ‘Professor’ in the national cricket team’s colours. 

Muhammad Hafeez donned the Pakistan cricket team‘s jersey for 18 long years. The all-rounder took the field for Pakistan in 55 Test matches, 218 ODIs, and 119 T20s. The Sargodha born cricketer will be remembered as one of the finest all rounders of all time as he amassed 12,780 runs across all formats and took 253 wickets.

Today I say goodbye to international cricket with pride and satisfaction. In fact, I have earned and accomplished more than I had initially envisaged and for that, I am thankful to all my fellow cricketers, captains, support staff, and the Pakistan Cricket Board who helped me out during my career,” he said during the press conference.

Following his announcement, the cricket fraternity paid a resounding tribute to Muhammad Hafeez’s illustrious career. Alan Wilkins wrote that the Professor’s presence will be missed.

Here’s what the cricket fraternity has to say

Although, Hafeez has retired from international cricket but he will continue to entertain his fans in the franchise based cricket.

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