Paul Edwards, in ESPNcricinfo, 13 September 2016, where the title is “A Chateau Lafite cricketer in a wine-box world”
Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed has a style that’s both simple and cultivated. What stands out, though, is his calmness Do you remember the first time you hit a ball with a bat? It doesn’t matter what type of ball it was or even whether you used a rough stick instead of a bat. Do you remember the thrill of making the ball travel some distance? Perhaps it went a fair way and eventually you discovered that this was achieved by “timing the stroke”. Perhaps you then nagged a parent, sibling or friend to provide balls for you to hit and before long you were asking them to “bowl” in the garden, yard or street.