Muhammad Hafeez named as the ICC ambassador from Pakistan for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. He has traveled to Australia and will be present in the remaining two matches of Pakistan against South Africa and Bangladesh.
He was named the ambassador by ICC last month. Hafeez is the only Pakistani named as ambassador by ICC. He will present on the ground during Pakistan’s matches against South Africa and Bangladesh on November 3rd and November 6th respectively.
Muhammad Hafeez retired from international cricket earlier this year. He was currently working as a sports analyst on a sports show in Pakistan for T20 World Cup 2022.
Before leaving for T20 World Cup, Hafeez created quite a stir with his remarks on the captaincy of Babar Azam. In the show, Hafeez criticized the team for losing the match to Zimbabwe and India.
Muhammad Hafeez thinks the captaincy of Babar Azam is like a ‘sacred goat’ that cannot be criticized. While expressing his view on Sunday’s defeat against India in an opening T20 World Cup match in 2022, he criticized the captaincy of Babar Azam.
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Hafeez said Pakistan sat as a defendable target for India and that he made a mistake while giving last over to Muhammad Nawaz. Pakistan had been dominating the game till the very last over. Mohammad Hafeez said, “Babar Azam’s captaincy is like a sacred cow that cannot be criticized. It’s the third consecutive big game that we see flaws in Babar’s captaincy, but we keep hearing that by the time he gets to the age of 32, he will learn.”
“In yesterday’s match, from the 7th over till the 11th over, when India was struggling for even four runs an over, why did Babar not fulfill the spin quota overs in that timeframe.” he maintained.
Pakistan set a target of 160 runs for India while batting first after losing the toss. Pakistan lost eight wickets. India lost four wickets in the first ten overs of the match. However, the last heroics of Virat Kohli won India the match. Shoaib Malik also criticized the performance of the team.