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Hafeez Babar Azam’s Work Ethic, Craves Big Innings

A big innings will restore his confidence,” team director says in post-match presser

SYDNEY: Pakistan Cricket team’s Director Mohammad Hafeez Saturday said former captain Babar Azam is a hard worker and trains hard in practice sessions, but needs a “big” innings to restore his confidence.

The veteran cricketer’s statement during a post-match presser in Australia after the Green Shirts lost their third and final match in the Test series against the Aussies, keeping the score 3-0.

“A big innings will restore his confidence. Red ball cricket brings sophistication to the game. A red-ball cricketer can play all formats,” Hafeez said, adding that red-ball cricket polishes the skills of cricketers.

The team director valued the previous captain for playing great in matches yet in addition alluded to allowing Babar to rest. He said it is vital to consider what the previous captain himself wishes. He

Hafeez kept up with that the administration is there for Babar if needs any support. “Not really to rest, [he] can discuss working on any strategy.”

Talking about Shaheen Shah Afridi, the veteran cricketer said the pacer himself looked for rest in front of the third Test.

“[We] rested Shaheen Afridi because of responsibility. We didn’t believe that he should experience any wounds because of the responsibility. Shaheen’s return after injury put a great deal of burden on him,” he said, adding that the administration would rather not ruin anybody’s vocation because of responsibility.

“The feeling that Shaheen was refreshed due to the T20 series is off-base,” he added.

In the mean time, the veteran hitter recognized pacer Naseem Shah’s ability yet said he was supplanted by Aamer Jamal, as he is experiencing injury.

“It isn’t similar to the group can’t work without him or his physical issue is making tremendous harm the group,” he added.

The fast bowler has been staggering from a physical issue he persevered during an Asia Cup game last year in September. As per an update shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board, Shah began the last phase of his restoration at the Public Cricket Foundation (NCA) in Lahore in December 2023.

Hafeez, while remarking in the exhibition of the group in the Test series, said Pakistan played great cricket during the visit through Australia.

“There were minutes that the group couldn’t gain by right away. The Melbourne Test was crushed because of dropped gets,” said Hafeez.

He added that the missteps made on the visit additionally should be remedied.

Australia beat Pakistan by eight wickets in the third and last Test match, attracting a shade to the Green Shirts’ desires to finish up a run of 16 progressive misfortunes in the host country beginning around 1995.

Pakistan could add just 47 hurries to their short-term count at the expense of the last three wickets, to be excused for 115 an hour prior to lunch.

Remarking on the question of match charge, Hafeez said he would impart a proposition to the International Cricket Council(ICC) in regards to Test cricket compensation.

The proposition, he said, will try to present standard Test expenses for all cricket sheets, so that all Test players get equivalent charges.

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