Mohammad Hafeez offended by PCB chairman’s ‘lack of education’ comment

first_imgSenior Pakistan players including opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez have taken offence at the remarks made by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan that absence of educated players in the team led to the downfall of cricket in the country.Hafeez took to social media to reply to Khan’s remarks. “I am proud to be a Test cricketer and for me this is my degree,” the senior batsman said.Education is an important part of life but Having degrees r not enough..I m proud to b a TEST cricketer#my DEGREE https://t.co/zagzyZZyrG Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) May 22, 2016Making it obvious that he did not agree with Khan’s views, Hafeez said while education was very important for everyone but earning degrees was not enough in life.Hafeez expressed confidence that Pakistan’s Test squad would perform well even in English conditions.I strongly believe that we as test team wil do very well in England conditions .. In shaa Allah https://t.co/K0k3z5S5Y4 Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) May 22, 2016The experienced batsman is not attending the boot camp in Kakul as he is undergoing rehabilitation for a knee problem at the national academy in Lahore.SENIOR PLAYER MIFFED WITH REMARKS Media reports have said that many players attending the boot camp are not amused by the PCB chief’s remarks but have decided to keep quiet about it publicly. They will though convey their feelings to the authorities privately.KHAN’S REMARKS Talking to the media in Quetta last Thursday, Khan had said that presently only Misbah-ul-Haq was a proper graduate in the team.advertisement”There is no graduate player in the team right now except for Misbah and the absence of educated players in the team is a primary reason for its recent downfall,” he had said.Khan rued the fact that Pakistan had slipped badly in One-day internationals and T20 cricket.”In future we will do our best to induct and encourage educated players into the team and also try to groom the existing lot of talent.”last_img