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Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has refused to follow legendary pace bowler Waqar Younis’ advice to retire from international cricket.
Waqar called on Hafeez to bring his international career to an end as all-rounder Shoaib Malik retired from ODI cricket after the World Cup.
According to the Daily Express as quoted by cricketpakistan.com.pk, Hafeez is determined to keep representing Pakistan and has made this clear to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
It has also been reported that Hafeez was less than pleased with where he batted during the World Cup.
It is rumoured that he asked the team management to allow him to open against Bangladesh, but they denied his request.
Hafeez has also informed the coaching staff that he is fit and eager to keep playing for Pakistan.
During the World Cup, Hafeez scored 253 runs in eight matches, which included a half-century, at an average of 31.62. He also took two wickets at an average of 94.50.
Despite winning their last four games against South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Pakistan failed to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals as New Zealand had a better net run rate than them.