Former Australia opener and Pakistan’s batting consultant Matthew Hayden applauded the national cricket team’s dressing room culture, saying that the whole culture is underpinned by sense of spirituality and it was a phenomenal experience for him.
In an interview with fox cricket, Mathew Hayden said, “The thing you never see in Australian cricket dressing room is the whole culture is underpinned by this fantastic sense of spirituality and spirit.”
Everyday, there’s this unbelievable discipline, he said adding, “You can be walking to the lift, and there’ll be prayer time. And at the base of the lift, there’ll be all of the team in unison, praying. So it’s a phenomenal cultural experience for me personally.”
Hayden lauded saying that to see the way they engage with each other to see the way they engage with their own “sense of spirituality and purpose around their country is phenomenal.”
“I’ve never seen a more disciplined and humble approach to winning,” Hayden said, terming the Indo-Pak cricket rivalry the ‘holy grail’ of the sporting calendar.
“India-Pakistan is the holy grail of the sporting calendar. Sitting inside that changing room in Dubai last night, I have seen nothing like I saw last night. The scenes were phenomenal,” Pakistan’s batting told in the interview.
“There is a lot of euphoria but inside the change room, I have never seen a more disciplined and humble approach to winning. There was such great humility,” Hayden added.
While lauding the discipline and sense of spirituality in the Pakistan dressing room, Hayden called Bazar Azam, a really solid leader. “He is no fuss, he is not anxious about things, he goes into his performance as he requires humility,” he said.
On Sunday, Pakistan ended their winless run against India in 2021 T20 World Cup matches in a stunning way in Dubai, winning the match by 10 wickets.