Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was on Wednesday allowed to resume bowling with a modified action after his bowling action test reports came out to be within the legal 15 degree limit.
Alham du Lillah .. happy to resume my bowling.. in shaa Allah wil work hard to get the honour # No1 allrounder for Pakistan again .. Aameen— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) November 30, 2016
Hafeez, on October 17, underwent a reassessment test at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and the results unveiled that his off-spin deliveries are now within the allowed range as per the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions.
Thanks to @TheRealPCB , National cricket academy, Usman hashmi & Talha Ejaz (Nca analysts) & all Coaches 2 put in their efforts In it..👍👍👍— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) November 30, 2016
“The umpires are still at liberty to report Hafeez if they believe he is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the reassessment. To assist the umpires, they will be provided with images and video footage of the bowler’s remodelled legal bowling action,” read an ICC media release.
Congrats @MHafeez22 bhai. Truly pray the best for you. Bring the magic on, in sha Allah! :)— Mohammad Irfan (@M_IrfanOfficial) November 30, 2016
The 36-year-old was suspended from bowling in November 2014. He was assessed and allowed to resume bowling in April 2015 but he was reported again within in June 2015, thus being barred from bowling for a period of 12 months.
Very happy and excited for @MHafeez22 Such good news for The Pakistan team and the fans all over. Great to be spending quality time with him— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) November 30, 2016
I miss bowling: Hafeez
Hafeez, after his bowling action test, earlier told reporters that his eagerness to clear the bowling test is not driven by his will to revive his international career but merely because he misses operating with the cricket ball.
“I am not looking to revive my international career by clearing this bowling test,” Hafeez told journalists at a press conference in Karachi. “My batting statistics speak for themselves. I just want to satisfy the bowler inside me after clearing this test.”
@MHafeez22 congratulations hafeez bhai— Bilawal bhatti (@007Bilawal) November 30, 2016
The 36-year-old also denied claims that his already flailing batting form will be affected if he had to bowl as well.
“Returning as an all-rounder won’t put more pressure on me. My bowling had always allowed for a better combination for the captain,” said Hafeez.
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