Saturday, 21 July 2018

Hafeez wants ICC to allow doosra

Hafeez

DUBAI: Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez has requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to retain ‘Doosra’ and ensure it remains the part of the sport. He is currently featuring in the ongoing third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) for the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi. Hafeez has been banned by ICC from bowling after his action was found illegal for the second time. However, the cricketer is striving hard to come back strong with the ball by tweaking his action.

Hafeez is the senior member of the team and has batted well so far in the two matches. He has scored 89 runs in a couple of outings in the tournaments and will be key for Zalmi as the competition goes deep. His form will also be crucial for Pakistan at the highest level ahead of the World Cup next year in England.

Mohammad Hafeez was delighted the way the leg-spinners are ruling the international cricket currently and felt that something should be done to bring back ‘Doosra’ in cricket. “Really happy to see leg spinners come into international cricket. But I still believe something should happen when it comes to the doosra. Saeed Ajmal has given us a lot of excitement as well as Saqlain Mushtaq. It is one area ICC must look into. Some extension in the rules… doosra should be a part of cricket, not taken away from it,” he said on the sidelines of PSL.

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