KARACHI: Pakistan’s experienced allrounder, Mohammad Hafeez does not believe that his career is depended on the bowling action test as he is a capable batsman and his figures suggest that.
“I am not looking to revive my international career by clearing this bowling test,” Hafeez said during a press conference in Karachi. “My batting statistics speak for themselves. I just want to satisfy the bowler inside me after clearing this test.”
Mohammad Hafeez seemed confident for clearing the test and he also revealed that he has tweaked his action a bit as well.
“I was working on it for the last one year. I am thankful to people who helped me. I want to play the role of an all-rounder again as I did before the ban.”
“I am a simple off-spin bowler. I never bowled with extensive variety so I gave a simple off-spin bowling test. My action has been remodeled. Whatever I did earlier was natural and now I have changed my action a little. I was hit for sixes and fours earlier as well but the repetition I have added to my new action will make it as effective,” he added.
Mohammad Hafeez is also firm that if he returns as an allrounder, he will perform better and there will be no added pressure on him.
“Returning as an all-rounder won’t put more pressure on me. My bowling had always allowed for a better combination for the captain,” said Hafeez.
Talking about his fitness, “My fitness is fine now. As for my comeback, my performance against England was not good – I admit that.” He left England’s tour halfway due to an injury and was called back to Pakistan.
Mohammad Hafeez is not much worried about the outcome of his bowling test because he considers himself a batsman and he is determined that he will work on his action harder if he fails the test.
“Whatever the result maybe, it will not affect me. Even if I fail, I will work harder to clear the action. I just miss bowling.”