Hafeez unfazed by chucking claims

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Mohammad Hafeez appeared to be unfazed after his bowling was reported during the Champions League T20 in India.

Mohammad Hafeez appeared to be unfazed after his bowling was reported during the Champions League T20 in India.

Pakistan's spinning all-rounder noted that he was astonished by the finding which was made on-field umpires, but added that he had no plans to change his action ahead of his team's upcoming series against Australia which gets underway with a T20 in Dubai on Sunday.

"I am surprised over my action being reported because I am bowling like this for the last 11 years," said Hafeez.

"I have played six major world events, two World Cups and three World Twenty20s, and nobody had ever questioned my action, this is a big surprise for me," he added.

Should further action be taken by the ICC it would mean that Pakistan will have a serious problem in their bowling department after Saeed Ajmal was suspended after his action was found to be illegal in testing last month.

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis, however, felt that the ruling would "shatter" the all-rounders confidence.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) started to crackdown on illegal bowling actions in June and it decided to strictly enforce its 15-degree limit on elbow flex – the point where a kink becomes visible to the naked eye.

Sri Lanka's Sachitra Senanayake and New Zealand's Kane Williamson had already been suspended. Ajmal then received his marching orders while three more international bowlers have been reported and now face testing.

Hafeez insisted that there should be no issues with his action when he plays on the international stage.

"I will bowl the same way I have been bowling throughout my career," he said.

"I don't bowl doosra, I bowl simple off-breaks and that doesn't come in chucking."

Hafeez has taken 122 one-day and 45 Twenty20 wickets.

Sunday's Twenty20 will be followed by three one-day internationals and two Tests.

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