Abdul Razzaq hopeful of participating in the fourth season of PSL
He also accused Waqar Younis of dropping him after becoming the coach of Pakistan.
Published - Dec 7, 2017 5:14 pm | Updated - Dec 7, 2017 5:14 pm
The former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has expressed his desire to feature in the fourth season of Pakistan Super League (PSL). He is currently preparing himself for the inaugural edition T-10 cricket league in Dubai. Razzaq will play for Punjabi legends in the tournament which also includes prominent current Pakistani cricketers. However, the veteran is hopeful of a successful stint in the competition after which he will participate in domestic ODI tournament.
Razzaq was known for his accurate medium pace bowling and hard-hitting in the death overs when he was at the peak of his career. He was part of many memorable victories for his country and has single-handedly won few games for his team. The Men in Green are still in search of the all-rounder of the calibre of Razzaq and his fans would love him to see him back on the field.
I was in my prime in 2007
Abdul Razzaq expressed his desire to play the lucrative T20 league of Pakistan while speaking to Express Tribune. “I wanted to play in the PSL, but I guess the time for that has passed now. But I’m playing in T10 and will also be participating in domestic ODI tournament. If I am able to perform and prove my fitness, then I am hopeful of participating in the next PSL as a player,” he said. He also felt that he was in prime form in 2007 but wasted next few years and lost all the sheen.
“I used to play cricket regularly. But I was being pushed in and out of the team and it becomes difficult for a player to be mentally stable then. I came back in the team between 2009 and 2010 and then was pushed out. This continued for nearly four years. I think I was in my prime in 2007 and I was wasted for the next few years,” he added. Razzaq also accused the former coach Waqar Younis of dropping him from the team despite playing well which led to his retirement.
“Waqar wanted to bring young players in the team to replace seniors. Every coach has his own methods. I think he was wrong. This shouldn’t happen. If he would’ve taken me with him, that would’ve prolonged my career. There is no doubt that no one was able to fill our place on the team,” he concluded.