Players damaging country’s image should not be forgiven: Hafeez

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< LAHORE: Allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has said that whoever damages the country’s image should not be forgiven and must be severely punished.

He expressed these views while addressing a Press conference here at the National Hockey Stadium on Saturday.

Hafeez said: “It is unfortunate that the team has found itself in the middle of a scandal once again.”

However, there should be some strict decisions to get rid off the bad elements in the team.

The former captain of the national team said that making a comeback is not an easy task for any cricketer and the period after his injury was difficult for him.

“When I was injured in England I refused to play and as soon my knee injury healed I got back in the team,” he said.

However, he admitted that his performance in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was not satisfactory, but he was satisfied with his performance in Australia.

Hafeez said that in the PSL he struggled with his batting initially and twice was knocked out on zero.

He had sustained a bad case of knee injury during World T20 in March 2016

Hafeez had returned to cricket some months later but had got injured again halfway through Pakistan’s tour to England in summer of 2016

He had also been suspended from bowling in July 2015 after his action was reported.

But his bowling action was cleared in November 2016 and he was allowed to bowl again.

The allrounder said that the selectors expressed faith in him for the West Indies series and he hoped to perform well.

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