Playing for Pakistan has been my ultimate satisfaction: Hafeez
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was optimistic about the upcoming tour of New Zealand and said that playing for Pakistan has always been his priority and ultimate satisfaction. Hafeez opened up about the change in cricket’s dynamics due to COVID-19 pandemic. “Playing cricket again is a good thing but the mental stress of a bio-secure bubble is extremely high because I have not been able to give adequate time to my family. The same goes with New Zealand tour but I think we can get back to normal life after spending 14-day quarantine period which will help the team. I have always enjoyed touring New Zealand because of my performance and hopefully it will be the same this time as well,” quoted him as saying. Hafeez also talked about preferring Pakistan team over Lanka Premier League (LPL) despite millions of rupees on offer. “Playing for Pakistan has always been my priority and ultimate satisfaction. This is not the first time that I have refused to play in leagues. As far as the domestic contract is concerned, I believe that it would have been more beneficial for other local deserving players.” - APP ���������������������������