Pakistan’s Mohammed Hafeez points out the difference between Indian and Pakistani players

Story Highlights
  • Hafiz highlights the difference between India and Pakistan by saying, “India's products play international cricket, only the talent does for us”
  • The hardcore fight shown by the Indian team to beat Australia was highly relished by the fans, and by Hafeez as well

Lauding the young Indian side for their stunning series win in Australia, former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez explained the difference between India and Pakistan cricket systems.

Explaining the difference between India and Pakistan’s cricket teams, Mohammad Hafeez said, there is no shortage of talent in his country but where they lag is the exposure and the mental strength needed to take their game to the next level, they are not ‘finished products’ like India’s.

He stated that only talent is not enough to be successful and be consistent at the international stage, Hafeez said the reason why India could recover from 36 all out even in the absence of their captain Virat Kohli and go on to win the series is that their ‘finished products’ play Test cricket, which is not the case for Pakistan.

The all-rounder added, the fight and morale shown by India to beat Australia 2-1, to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy was enjoyable for every cricket fan.

“I enjoyed it that the (Indian) team was down in morale but the way they came back and won the series after an amazing recovery is great. As a fan of cricket, we enjoyed that,” he said.

“Unfortunately we don’t have a system which can make finished products which are now essential in modern-day cricket. That is why so many of our young players fail to succeed at the international level,” said the 40-year-old former captain.

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