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Cricket fraternity pays tribute to Mohammad Hafeez following his retirement

Cricketers, pundits, experts, and sports enthusiasts all joined hands to bid farewell to Hafeez as he announced his retirement from international cricket

Cricket fraternity pays tribute to Mohammad Hafeez following his retirement PHOTO: AFP

Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday morning; something that not many people were prepared for.

After having an illustrious career for Pakistan, Hafeez has finally decided to hang up his boots after 18 years of service. The all-rounder represented Pakistan in 55 Test matches, 218 ODIs, and 119 T20s; he amassed 12,780 runs across all formats and took 253 wickets.

“Today I say goodbye to international cricket with pride and satisfaction. In fact, I have earned and accomplished more than I had initially envisaged and for that, I am thankful to all my fellow cricketers, captains, support staff, and the Pakistan Cricket Board who helped me out during my career," said Hafeez during a press conference.

Following his announcement, Hafeez's name became a trending topic and everyone had something to add when it came to praising his successful and long-lasting career.

 

Hafeez, you have been a flag-bearer for Pakistan Cricket over the years you have worn your country's shirt. Pride in the badge, pride in your own performance and maintaining the highest codes of honour in the game. Your presence will be missed by @TheRealPCB #Hafeez https://t.co/1BP29trfge

— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) January 3, 2022

 

Thank you for honouring ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan @MHafeez22 . Former test star will announce retirement from international cricket in few minutes at @TheRealPCB headquarters in Lahore. 2003 to 2021 Hafeez was fantastic.

— Abdul Majid Bhatti (@bhattimajid) January 3, 2022

 

Mohammad Hafeez thank you for representing Pakistan with aplomb & giving us a handful moments of pure joy. You adhered to dignity & showed full commitment as Pakistan’s star cast. Every good thing comes to an end. Have a prosperous post retirement life. @MHafeez22 well done bro๐Ÿ’ช

— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) January 3, 2022

 

Hafeez bhai announced retirement from international cricket Thank you for your services Hafeez bhai Allah khush rakhy Apko Ap ne Kai mouqo pe pakistan ka Naam buland kia Allah Mazeed Taraqia Atta kry Ameen ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿป@MHafeez22 pic.twitter.com/vt0hn4Cqfa

— Usman khan shinwari (@Usmanshinwari6) January 3, 2022

 

Pakistan’s best Allrounder Mohammad Hafeez announced retirement from international cricket, ending a career that spanned over 18 years. @MHafeez22 pic.twitter.com/AL2mINPNkT

— Rashid Latif ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ (@iRashidLatif68) January 3, 2022

 

Happy Retirement HAFEEZ Bhai stay blessed very sharp and quick mind to read the situation always inspiration #legend @MHafeez22 #Hafeez Bhai pic.twitter.com/iPJpdXVi9F

— Mohammad Asghar (@IamAsgharKhann) January 3, 2022

 

Still remember that Mohammad Hafeez had come to Customs Cricket Academy in Karachi to practice for National T20 Cup with his team Faisalabad Wolves in 2006 when he was out of Pakistan team & asked us the kids who were trainees there to pray for him. Time flies so fast, Professor!

— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) January 3, 2022

 

My two favourite Mohammad Hafeez international batting performances:
Sharjah Test vs Eng - 151 (ball turning/reversing miles)
CT final - An incredible cameo to ensure a total well past the 300-mark
And of course the bowling esp to lefties made him such a QUALITY all-round pkg pic.twitter.com/uTOknjvzNY

— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) January 3, 2022

 

One of the thorough gentleman in cricket field , a humble guy โฆ@MHafeez22โฉ calls it a day. His journey from Sargodha as a tape tennis ball cricketer comes to an end, 41 years old Hafeez played 55 Test, 218 ODI and 115 T20 from April 2003 to Nov 2021 pic.twitter.com/f8wuIjG4Dn

— Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) January 3, 2022

 

We started our career together and since that day, i have known u to be one of the most kindest and straightforward person. U have given so much to the world of cricket during these years n we will surely miss watchn u play for Pakistan. Wishing u prosperity ahead. @MHafeez22 pic.twitter.com/bPGCy86M5B

— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) January 3, 2022

 

Mubarak to @MHafeez22 bhai on an amazing international career and all your services for ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Wishing you all the best for your second innings. #legend ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ pic.twitter.com/pdoGJVPcyu

— Bismah Maroof (@maroof_bismah) January 3, 2022

 

Happy retirement from international cricket @MHafeez22 bhai. It has always been a pleasure being around you on and off the field. Thank you for all your wonderful services for Pakistan. Best wishes for the future endeavours ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ pic.twitter.com/v78Tf1GZuJ

— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) January 3, 2022

 

The class is over!

Farewell, #Professor @MHafeez22 ♥๏ธpic.twitter.com/OHiUFc1BnQ

— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) January 3, 2022

 

Oye Ustaada @MHafeez22 great international career MaShAllah…You have been an outstanding player & a team mate.Thank you for serving Pakistan cricket. All the very best for future Happy Retirement Ustaad G! pic.twitter.com/n2U5bB3kD2

— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) January 3, 2022

 

Farewell @MHafeez22 bhai from international cricket. Congratulations on an amazing career. Wishing you the very best of luck in this new chapter of your life. Stay blessed. pic.twitter.com/UjheXq1tj3

— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) January 3, 2022