Mohammad Hafeez | Family Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Weight, Wedding, Wife, Wiki, Scandal & More
Pakistani cricket player
Born: October 17, 1980 (age 37), Sargodha, Pakistan
Height: 1.74 m
Spouse: Nazia Hafeez (m. 2007)
Date joined: 2005 (Faisalabad Wolves)
Batting style: Right-handed
Current teams: Pakistan national cricket team (#8), Peshawar Zalmi, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Durban Qalandars
Mohammad Hafeez (Urdu: محمد حفیظ; born 17 October 1980 in Sargodha, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricket player, who plays all forms of the game and a former T20I captain of Pakistan cricket team. Hafeez usually opens the batting and forms part of the bowling attack. In 2012–2013, he was ranked as the top all-rounder by the ICC Player Rankings in T20 format. He is known for his intelligent batting but also for aggressive shot plays when needed. He was involved in record opening partnership of 224 runs with Nasir Jamshed. As a player, Hafeez gives the team plenty of options: he usually bats aggressively at the top of the order, but his organised technique also means he can switch to defensive mode if required. As a bowler, he bowls fast and flat for a spinner, but often used as an economical bowler to restrict run rates, while getting through his overs quickly.
He was the fourth international player signed to the Caribbean Premier League and the first Pakistani player to be named to the new Twenty20 tournament. He is widely regarded as The Professor. The major teams for which he played are Pakistan, Lahore, Lahore Lions, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sargodha, Sui Gas Corporation of Pakistan. He can be a player that was trusted over the years and Shahid Afridi has given the trust as he does with the many other captains over the years.Hafeez scored his test career best of 224 runs against Bangladesh in 2015 at Khulna during the Dan Cake Series.
Nicknamed The Professor, Mohammad Hafeez’s all-round abilities have served Pakistan well in recent times. Despite making his international debut in 2003 he only cemented his spot in 2010 to become Pakistan’s most valuable asset across formats.
He can be gritty and expressive with the bat; an accurate off-spinner with the bat who has been the nemesis of left-handed batsmen across the world; and amongst the safest fielders in the Pakistan side.
Hafeez provided solidity at the top with his batting in his early days. In his second Test, he smashed a ton out of a target of 163, but was dropped and only returned a year later on the tour to Australia. However, the impact performances were few and far in between and a year later he was dropped. The talent was obvious but consistency was the issue.
It was not till 2010 that Hafeez found stability and established himself as one of the senior members of the side. He gave them good starts in ODIs and also added solidity. He went a step ahead next year and succeeded Misbah-ul-Haq as captain in T20s. He was also the top-ranked all-rounder in the ICC T20I Rankings.
However, his technique was exposed by Dale Steyn, who dismissed him as many as 10 times in the calendar year. Hafeez was dropped from the Test side and struggled win back a place in the whites. He resigned from captaincy in 2014 following the first-round exit in ICC World T20, but remains an important part of the Pakistan ODI setup.
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