Hafeez should give up bowling now, feels Wasim Akram

Written by Vipin Darwade

As ICC once again banned Pakistani allrounder Muhammad Hafeez from bowling, Legendary Wasim Akram has advised him to entirely give up bowling and just focus on his batting in a bid to extend his cricket career.

“I think Hafeez should give up bowling now and just concentrate on his batting. Work harder on his batting,” Wasim told.

Hafeez’s bowling action has been found to be illegal for a third time by the ICC last month and he has been suspended from bowling in international cricket on Thursday until he clears a biomechanics test.

The ICC decision to suspend Hafeez from bowling came this week after the Pakistani allrounder failed his bowling assessment test held in England.

“I think Hafeez does not realise that he has been bowling a lot and when he bowls a lot he tends to get tired which is natural and that is when I think his elbow extension exceeds the 15 degrees extension allowed by the ICC,” Wasim said.

The former captain said there was no doubt that Pakistan required Hafeez’s allround skills and he had served the national team well.

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