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Mohammad Hafeez impressed with Bangladeshi muslim culture

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CRICDOT DESK : Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday to play for Dhaka Premier League team Mohammedan. He came to Dhaka and said, I am facing a thrilling fight.

Sitting in a hotel in Dhaka this afternoon, Hafeez said, “Whenever I come to Bangladesh to play international cricket, I hear a lot about this competition.” It’s good to be here. Whenever I got an offer, I wanted to be a part of this historic club. I know it is a very competitive game. I am looking forward to the thrill and the challenge. Looking forward to playing with young and seniors.

Hafeez, 41, who retired from international cricket in January this year, said: “I have not played a one-day match in the last few years. But I want to play. Believe me, I can still do better. I work every day with fitness. As I said, I am looking forward to the thrill of Dhaka Premier League. It is thrilling to represent Mohammedan.

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All-rounder Hafeez took 253 wickets in 55 Tests, 218 ODIs and 119 T20I matches for Pakistan, scoring 12,060 runs with 21 centuries and taking the ball.

“My mantra is to always enjoy cricket,” he said. Yes, I retired from international cricket. But personally, I still have something in me that I can give back to this beautiful game.

“Wherever I play, I try to inspire young people,” Hafeez said. Whoever needs help, I stay. As much as I play for my own love, I also play to inspire young people.

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