Hafeez laughs off Hazlewood’s statement

Hafeez laughs off Hazlewood’s statement
Mohammad Hafeez

Pakistan’s stand-in ODI captain, Mohammad Hafeez laughed off Josh Hazlewood’s claim that Pakistani batsmen do not like to play on pacy and bouncy tracks.

Australia’s right-arm fast bowler, Josh Hazlewood stated on Tuesday, “We know their batters don’t like that extra bounce and pace. Hopefully it’s nice and quick (pitch in Perth).”

Hafeez was addressing a press conference on Wednesday, when a reporter asked for his take on Hazlewood’s statement on which the Pakistani allrounder laughed and said “I can only laugh on it.”

Reporter further questioned Hafeez that whether his batsmen will be able to handle the extra pace and bounce.

“Yes, we are very much ready for that,” the 35-year old responded. “That pace and bounce will not make any difference. The difference will be in the attitude that guys will show in the field. We need to play better cricket than any opposition.”

“We believe we can play better cricket than the opposition and win the game for Pakistan,” he added.