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Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has refuted all the speculation about him planning to retire, saying he is determined to regain his spot in the national team.
There were rumours that Hafeez was contemplating bringing his international career to an end as he was frustrated with being demoted from a category A to B contract. He was also disappointed not to have played a single game in the recent five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.
However, Hafeez has brushed all the talk about his future aside and made it abundantly clear that he accepts whatever decisions the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) make.
“There is no truth in news regarding my retirement,” he was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune. “I will accept whatever decision is taken by the PCB.”
With Hafeez having been left out of Pakistan’s Asia Cup squad, the 37-year-old confirmed that he will look to get back on the national selectors’ radar by excelling in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
“I will try to put up a good showing during the QeA Trophy and impress the selectors once again,” he said. “I only play for respect and this is what I’m going to continue doing.”