dailypeghmPakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan’s remark regarding a lack of educated players in the national team being a cause for cricket’s downfall was not likely to settle well with everyone.

It was no surprise when Mohammad Hafeez, popularly referred to as ‘professor’, rose to the team’s defence.

Lack of educated players brought cricket’s downfall, says PCB chairman

Hafeez in a Question and Answer session on Twitter responded to Shaharyar Khan’s comments, stating his views on the importance of education in cricket. Hafeez was asked:

Making it obvious that he did not agree with chairman’s views, Hafeez said that while education was important for everyone, earning degrees was not enough in life.

Shaharyar Khan made the controversial comments last week while addressing the media in Quetta. “There are no graduate players in the team right now apart from Misbah and the absence of educated players in the team is a primary reason for its recent downfall,” he had said.

‘Gains’ of the Kakul boot camp

The experienced batsman is not attending the on-going boot camp in Kakul since he is undergoing rehabilitation for a knee problem at the national academy in Lahore.

The 35-year-old is also doubtful for Pakistan’s upcoming tour of England due to injury.