Pakistan cricket all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and commentator Ramiz Raja have been very friendly for some time of late, and their comments for each other corroborate this notion.
In an interview to Cricket Pakistan , Hafeez said that, although, he respects Ramiz as a former player, he has reservations regarding his ‘cricket sense’ and ‘game awareness’.
“If you talk to my 12-year-old son, even his game awareness is better than Ramiz bhai,” he said.
The tiff between Ramiz and Hafeez first started when the former advised the latter to take retirement earlier this year on his Youtube channel. The former cricketer had suggested the all-rounder to ‘retire gracefully’ and let youngsters get a chance to play for the national team.
Hitting back at the commentator, Hafeez said that taking retirement is going to be his personal decision. “If I’m unable to meet the fitness and performance standards, or believe there is a better product ready for Pakistan, I’d happily leave. I’m very satisfied with my cricketing career,” he said.
The 40-year-old also hinted that the commentator promotes his social media by these controversial takes. “If Ramiz bhai wants to continue saying such things to boost his YouTube channel, then I can’t stop him but I will continue to play for Pakistan as long as I’m fit and performing,” he added.