The seasoned all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez is pleased to be an integral element of the consistent Pakistan team in the T20Is as they won their 11th consecutive 20-over series on Sunday.
Pakistan whitewashed two strong units, Australia and New Zealand in successive series played at the UAE to firm their position at the top spot of ICC T20I ranking for teams.
Mohammad Hafeez, who has been impressive since he made his comeback into the national side during the Test series against Australia, was named Man of the Series for his tremendous run with both the bat and the ball.
“I am really happy to play a role in Pakistan’s success,” Mohammad Hafeez said while talking to ARY News.
Hafeez scored 132 runs in three innings, while he bowled some timely spells that played an important part in Pakistan’s success during their three-match series against the Blackcaps.
The 38-year old revealed that he has been working hard on his bowling because he has been under fire for a dubious action and it has not been easy for him to remodel his action.
“I always enjoy my bowling, but I have been struggling with my bowling action in the past three or four years, so I have worked very hard on my bowling action with bio-mechanical experts and body coaches, I am still working with them,” he said. “I analyse my every day’s performance and look to overcome the shortcomings.”
“I am working extremely hard and happy to serve as an all-rounder in the team,” he added.
Hafeez has been phenomenal against left-handed batsmen, he believes that he is effective against them because they do not play him freely and it gives him success.
Talking about Pakistan’s upcoming ODI series against the Kiwis, the all-rounder said confidence can make all the difference in the game whether it is T20I or 50-over format.
“We are heading in the ODI series as a confident unit, all the players are playing well and our team is winning, so we will carry the winning momentum in 50-over series as well,” he said. “If we win this series, it will help us do better in this format in the future, we will try to do the basics right.”
He praised the unity in the side and told that players enjoy each other’s performance instead of getting envious. Moreover, they are a bunch of young confident players and they proved it by making an impressive comeback against Australia and New Zealand after Asia Cup debacle.