'4-5 Players Were Sleeping In Dressing Room..': Mohammad Hafeez's SHOCKING Claim After Pakistan's Flop Show In 2024 T20 WC; VIDEO

'4-5 Players Were Sleeping In Dressing Room..': Mohammad Hafeez's SHOCKING Claim After Pakistan's Flop Show In 2024 T20 WC; VIDEO

Pakistan have been facing a lot of flak and criticism from former cricketers and fans for their disappointing campaign in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 04:15 PM IST
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Former PCB Director Of Cricket and Pakistan head coach Mohammad Hafeez made sensational revelation after the Men in Green's shock exit from the group stage in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

Pakistan have been facing a lot of flak and criticism from former cricketers and fans for their disappointing campaign in the showpiece event. Babar Azam-led suffered two consecutive defeats against the co-hosts USA and India in the group stage. Though the Men in Green defeated Canada as the qualification chances for Super 8 were hanging in balance.

With USA sealing their spot in the second round after their final group stage fixture against Ireland was washed out due to rain in Florida, Pakistan were knocked out of the tournament. Pakistan ended their disappointing campaign on a positive note with a win over Ireland.

Mohammad Hafeez's claim about Pakistan cricketers

Mohammad Hafeez, who was a coach for the Test series against Australia, revealed that he found a few Pakistan players sleeping in a dressing room during a Test match. He highlighted the importance of staying focused while the match is going on.

Speaking to Michael Vaughan and Adam Gilchrist on the 'Club Praire Fire' YouTube Channel. Hafeez said, "I went into the dressing room and found 4-5 players were sleeping in the dressing room while playing Test cricket. I was like, "how come you guys can do that?" If you do something like this, you cannot be a part of this team. I want you guys to stay focussed during the game and off the game, whatever you guys do, it is your own life, I never get involved in it."

"But in professional timings of the game, I want you guys to focus on the game. Stay in touch. If you are a fast bowler, you can have a rest, a good ice bath but you need to concentrate on the game of cricket, like how the other team is also doing. You cannot switch yourself off during the game." he added.

Pakistan were whitewashed by Australia in the three-match Test series. A month later, Hafeez was sacked from the position of Director Of Cricket by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Mohammad Hafeez on Pakistan's T20 World Cup campaign

Speaking about Pakistan's disappointing T20 World Cup 2024 campaign, Mohammad Hafeez reckons that the Men in Green have been playing an outdated version of cricket in the shortest format, adding that they have to change the approach towards playing the format.

Former Pakistan cricketer also slammed the board for poor policy-making, leading to their debacle in the T20 World Cup.

"In T20 cricket, I think, Pakistan is way behind compared to other teams' approach to the game. They have been playing an outdated version of cricket and honestly, they have to change the way to approach the game." Hafeez said.

"When I was Director of cricket for two months, the new management came in and informed me that they wanted to look for someone else. Unfortunately, Pakistan cricket policymakers for not making the right policy for the team for the last many years and that leads up to the debacle I believe," he added

After the T20 World Cup 2024, Pakistan's next assignment will be the Australia tour, where they play 3 ODIs and as many T20Is, starting on November 4.

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