‘Worked on power-hitting after watching West Indian players’ Hafeez


KARACHI: Veteran cricketer Mohammad Hafeez said he has got motivation for practicing power-hitting after watching West Indian players. 

Speaking exclusively in ARY News show ‘Sports Room’, Hafeez said Caribbean players are so good at power-hitting just because of their practice.

“I have been asked a lot about my power-hitting and people said it came from playing Golf but I think golf was not the only thing I did to make myself strong in power-hitting,” he said.

“After World Cup 2019, I decided to play different leagues around the world. When I went to play Caribbean Premier League, I tried watching some of the West Indian players while practicing hard-hitting. From there, I realized that they were not good at it due to their muscles but their sheer practice for it,” he shared.

Hafeez said for the last couple of years, he worked really hard on his power-hitting ability and changed his techniques which helped him a lot to improve his performance. “I started practicing power-hitting a lot. And, it has helped me a lot to improve my performance,” he highlighted.

It must be noted here that Hafeez finished 2020 as the highest T20I run-getter in the calendar year with 415 runs in eight innings, followed by India’s K. L. Rahul (404 runs in 10 innings) and England’s Dawid Malan (397 runs in 10 innings).

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