At one time, he was one of the most reliable cricketers in Pakistan cricket. But that period in Hafeez’s cricket career is now a golden past. Hafeez decided not to play international cricket in Pakistan jersey in 2022. But this experienced all-rounder is still playing domestic cricket. But it is somewhat surprising that Hafeez got a chance for Quetta Gladiators even at 43.
The eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) started on February 13. Where Quetta Gladiators are looking for their second title, this time Hafiz joined the fight. However, no team has taken Hafeez from the opening auction of this season of PSL. Because of this, there was no chance of him playing this season. But to everyone’s surprise, at the last minute, Hafeez was picked up by Quetta Gladiators.
However, there is a reason for Hafiz’s luck. Ahsan Ali was injured before entering the field in this tournament. Quetta is not getting this all-rounder in the whole game. As a result, the team brought Hafiz to the team in search of an alternative. To make up for Ahsan’s absence, the one-time PSL champions have put complete faith in Hafeez. Hafiz may also want the end to be painted nicely.
However, Hafeez’s past stats in the PSL also speak for him. Looking at the last season, it can be understood that this all-rounder is still one of the best performers. Hafeez played a significant role in Lahore Qalandars winning the title. Besides scoring 323 runs with the bat, he also took six wickets. Besides, he won the team in the final match and became the man of the game.
This time, however, the game is led by a new team and a new captain. In that case, what Hafiz will do, is also to be seen. However, Hafiz’s experience and fitness say he can also compete this season. In that case, Hafiz can be a good name for Quetta. It should be noted that Hafiz is the oldest cricketer in the team. Of course, many star cricketers still play international cricket brilliantly by making age a number. Time will tell how Hafiz will do.