Australian speed bowling superstar Brett Lee feels it is no surprise to see Pakistan emerge as a better team under team mentor Matthew Hayden in the running men’s T20. Globalism Glass.
Pakistan was on the verge of disqualification after losing India and Zimbabwe. But he returned to beat the Netherlands, South Africa and Bangladesh, along with the Dutch’s victory over Proteas, to enter the semi-finals.
After defeating New Zealand in the semi-finals, Pakistan will face England in Melbourne cricket Earth in the final on Sunday. Hayden, who was signed by Pakistan as mentor for their team, had a huge impact on the side roller coaster course, which didn’t surprise me at all.
“It does not surprise me that Pakistan, under the guidance of Haidus, is a better unit. Because he is an inspiring figure. He has always been that way. He has always been a leader.”
“He was always someone who spoke from the heart and someone who would call him out if it wasn’t right. And I love that at Haydos. There’s a lot of transparency,” Lee was quoted as saying by foxsports.com.au.
Lee feels that one of the main reasons Hayden is so lively with Pakistan is that he has never been touched by the big bout of cricket during his brilliant career with Australia.
“He was a great player. He loved the big occasion. He wasn’t surprised by the big crowds and prestige to play at the World Cup, the Ashes, or the Boxing Day Test.”
“His record in those big matches would be among the best of his career because he knew how to take things right and put them in order to get the most out of him as an athlete.”
“All these things that you have learned from playing at that higher level in these stressful situations that I am now moving to Pakistan, it will be to support yourself, to play with that freedom. I can almost hear the words he says in the men’s changing rooms about having that confidence to express yourself. as an athlete and to be the best version of yourself.”
“While a lot of people are dealing with those big situations, and we’ve seen it with India, where they second-guess themselves, they’re hesitant, a bit overwhelmed by the situation. Some people, they bring out their best, and one person who brought out their best is Matthew. Hayden”.
He signed me by saying he was thrilled with what Hayden did with the Pakistan national team as his mentor at the T20 World Cup.
“When I was his teammate, and we played many games together and hung out together, the way he prepares things, the way he expects perfection every time, is what made Matthew Hayden the cricketer he was, but also the person he is. I’m really happy For his sake… I am really proud of what he has achieved.”