PESHAWAR, 17 November: Pakistani all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez is hopeful the International Cricket Council (ICC) will clear his bowling action.

Hafeez underwent a biomechanical test of his bowling action in an ICC-accredited laboratory in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday.

The veteran cricketer bowled more than seven overs while undergoing the test. He also bowled the “doosra”, a lethal delivery that spins away from the right-handed batsman. The doosra delivery was invented by legendary off-spiner Saqlain Mushtaq and mastered by another maestro of spin bowling Saeed Ajmal.

After undergoing the test, Hafeez turned to social networking website Twitter to announce his test. He thanked his fans for their wishes and hoped that all would be fine for him in near future.

The 36-year-old all-rounder has been in headlines for his bowling action since 2014. He was banned from bowling in July 2015 in international cricket for 12 months after his action was found to be illegal for a second time since November 2014.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had hired a bowling coach Carl Crowe to help Hafeez rectify his bowling action before taking the test in England but he did not take the test because of his fitness issues.

He was dropped from Pakistan squad for series against West Indies due to fitness problem. He has also been rested for the two Test matches against New Zealand.

Muhammad Hafeez has represented Pakistan in 50 Tests, 177 ODIs and 77 T20s.