Karachi. Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out of the National T20 cricket championship due to dengue and is doubtful to play in next month’s T20 World Cup in the UAE. Hafeez, who will turn 41 next month, is undergoing treatment at his home in Lahore. Now it remains to be seen whether he is able to be fit till the T20 World Cup starting from October 17. Apart from hitting more than 950 boundaries in T20, Hafeez has also scored more than 7 thousand runs.
A local doctor said, ‘It depends on how severe their infection is. This disease causes a lot of weakness and it takes up to a month for platelets to become normal. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that the board’s medical panel is in touch with Hafeez. Keeping an eye on his recovery and treatment. The Pakistani team will leave for the World Cup around October 14. The team has to play the first match against India on 24 October.
There was a complaint of food poisoning
During the first round of the National Championship, Mohammad Hafeez complained of food poisoning in Rawalpindi. But when his health did not improve, he went to Lahore, where he came to know about dengue. Mohammad Hafeez is one of the senior most players of Pakistan after Shoaib Malik. His recent performance in T20 has not been good. But looking at the past performance, he has got a place in the T20 World Cup team.
Have scored a century in T20
Talking about the T20 career of 40 years 347 days Mohammad Hafeez, he has scored 7314 runs in 339 matches at an average of 26. Has scored 2 centuries and 42 half-centuries. He has also hit 744 fours and 234 sixes. Not only this, this off-spinner has also taken 190 wickets at an average of 24. His best performance is 4 wickets for 10 runs. Apart from scoring 2429 runs in 113 T20 Internationals, Hafeez has also taken 60 wickets. He has also played 55 Tests and 218 ODIs for Pakistan.