Abdul Razzaq’s International career in numbers

On occasion of Abdul Razzaq’s 38th birthday, here we look at his career records and achievements.

Abdul Razzaq
Abdul Razzaq of Pakistan celebrates the wicket of Ross Taylor. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Starting his career as an opening bowler, Abdul Razzaq turned out to be a player who could bat anywhere in the Pakistan’s batting line-up. The all-rounder had the ability to hit big and provide the firepower in the middle and lower order. He was well known for finishing the games and also handing the breakthroughs with the ball.

On occasion of Abdul Razzaq’s 38th birthday, here we look at his career records and achievements.

1 – Abdul Razzaq is the only player to open the innings and bat in remaining nine positions in ODI cricket. Razzaq batted at ten different positions in his ODI career except at No.1 position. He, Shahid Afridi, Lance Klusener, Hashan Tillakaratne and Shoaib Malik are the only ones to bat in ten different positions in ODI cricket but the other four never batted at the No.11 position.


5 – Abdul Razzaq is one of the five players and only next to Shahid Afridi among Pakistan players with 5000 runs and 200 wickets in the ODI format. The all-rounder aggregated 5080 runs and picked up 269 wickets in his 269-match ODI career.

7 – Razzaq is one of the seven Pakistan players with 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Test cricket. He scored 1946 runs and bagged 100 wickets in his 46-match career.

8 – Number of times Abdul Razzaq dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in International cricket which are the joint most times a Pakistan player dismissed Sachin across formats. Shoaib Akhtar also bagged Sachin’s wicket on eight occasions. Razzaq took Sachin’s wicket on six occasions in ODIs which are the joint most times by a Pakistan player along with Azhar Mahmood.

10 – Razzaq’s ten sixes in the 2010 ODI against South Africa in Abu Dhabi during his innings of 109* are the 2nd most number of sixes by a Pakistan player in an ODI. Shahid Afridi (11 sixes against SL in 1996) is the only other player to hit ten sixes in an ODI for Pakistan.

20y 50d – Razzaq is the youngest with the match double of a fifty and five-fer in an ODI. He scored 70* and took five wickets against India in Hobart in 2000 at the age of 20 years and 50 days.

20y 202d – At the age of 20 years and 202 days, Razzaq became the youngest to claim a hat-trick in Test cricket after getting rid of Romesh Kaluwitharana, Rangana Herath and Ravindra Pushpakumara in June 2000 at Galle.

124 – Razzaq’s 124 sixes in ODI cricket are the most by a Pakistan player in the format after Shahid Afridi (351) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (144).

3196 – Razzaq’s 3196 runs while batting at No.7 or lower are the most by any player. He and Shaun Pollock (3054) are the only ones with 3000+ ODI runs at No.7 and lower spot. Chris Harris (2130) and Razzaq (2007) are the only players with 2000 ODI runs at No.7 position.