Pakistan’s cricketing history is filled with ugly episodes of fixing as heinous activities like spot-fixing and match-fixing involved some big names of the country. The recent happening includes the potential comeback of the aggressive opener Sharjeel Khan who represented Karachi Kings in the halted edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
While the left-hander failed in most of the innings, he still managed to accumulate a total of 199 runs, averaging a shade under 25. Encapsulating a strike-rate of 144.20, his glimpses of brilliance allowed the voices in favor of him to gain momentum. However, his fitness has also been thrown into the mix as the comeback of the hard-hitting batsman is a red hot topic of Pakistan.
Recently, all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez decided to become a part of this discussion as he clearly showed reservations on welcoming another player who tainted the global image of Pakistan. Sharing his thoughts on his official Twitter handle, the 39-year old cricketer once again portrayed a strong stance towards cricketers who got involved in fixing.
It wasn’t the first time Hafeez gave strong remarks against a cricketer who engaged in shoddy activities. Earlier, the veteran of 55 Tests, 218 ODIs and 91 T20Is, spoke against the comeback of Mohammad Amir. The matters exacerbated when him and Azhar Ali exited the training camp on arrival of the left-arm pacer. However, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) intervened to solve the matter as Hafeez agreed to share dressing room with Amir. However, it remains to be seen how he responds if Sharjeel gets back to donning the national jersey.