Hafeez 'comfortable' with Razzaq, Malik
26 September, 2013
LAHORE: Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez has reiterated that he was 'comfortable' playing alongside Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq should they make the cut for the squad that takes on South Africa next month.
"I have always said that I would respect the selectors and the team that they give me. As a captain, it is up to me to get the best of the players that I am given and the fact that we have moved from nine to the second spot in the Twenty20 world rankings is evidence of the fact." Pakistan's out-of-favour all-rounder Razzaq had openly criticised Hafeez's captaincy and blamed the latter for keeping him out of the team last year, an outburst, which earned Razzaq Rs. one lakh fine from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). But PCB's caretaker chairman Najam Sethi recently gave a lifeline to Razzaq, advising him to perform in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy to be considered for the upcoming South Africa series. Commenting on the issue Hafeez said, "Whoever is selected will be representing Pakistan, and we will all to play and perform as a team."