In row with Amir, Hafeez comes out in support of Misbah, Waqar

All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez. — AFP/File

LAHORE: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has backed the coaching duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis, and also clarified that he has no personal beef with Mohammad Amir but only has a principled stance on the rehabilitation of cricketers found guilty of corruption.

Addressing an event, the all-rounder maintained that he was only against Amir’s action and not the pacer himself. “I stand against those who defame Pakistan, and they should not be given the chance to represent the country on an international level again.”

Hafeez, contrary to Amir’s allegations of being discriminated against, said that he has experienced no issues with the current management. Moreover, he stressed that Misbah and Waqar formed the “best” coaching due he had seen in his entire career.

“The coaches have supported me throughout and they have a role in my achievements,” Hafeez said, adding that he never felt like he was ever sidelined.

On not getting a central contract, he said that the question should be put to the committee that selects players as he did not have an answer to that.

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