Pakistan have players who can become better than Virat Kohli: Abdul Razzaq
Razzaq acknowledged the fact that Kohli is a fantastic batsman but also claimed that even Pakistan has the capability of producing players like him.
Updated - Jan 24, 2020 8:37 pm
Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has been in news due to his comments regarding Indian players and Indian cricket. Once again, he has made a claim that has left everyone unimpressed in India and this time he has commented upon the Indian captain Virat Kohli.
Razzaq acknowledged the fact that Kohli is a fantastic batsman but also claimed that even Pakistan has the capability of producing players like him. He also revealed that the Indian captain is lucky, as he is backed by BCCI and that allows him to succeed and flourish everywhere in the world.
Kohli, who is arguably the best batsman of his generation is idolized by several cricketers across the border in Pakistan, but Razzaq believes if PCB provides the same support to Pakistani players they themselves can produce players better than Virat Kohli.
“Virat Kohli is a fantastic player and there is no doubt about it. However, he is lucky as the BCCI supports him well and instills the confidence in him that any player needs to succeed,” Razzaq told PakPassion.net
He then added “The respect he gets from his board is what probably inspires him to do well all the time and results and there for all to see. I do believe that even in Pakistan we have players who could become better than Virat Kohli, but they are neglected by our system which is a tragedy. In Kohli’s case, he has taken that confidence shown in him by his board and using his talent, repaid them by with his performances.”
Steve Smith hails Virat Kohli as a terrific batsman
Australian batsman Steve Smith, who along with Kohli is regarded as the best player in the world was all praise for him and backed him to break more batting records in the near future. “Yeah, he is terrific. His batting numbers just speak for themselves. I think he is an incredible player in all three formats and I think we will see him breaking many records,” Smith said as quoted by India Today.
Smith then concluded by saying “He’s already broken many records and I see him breaking may more over the years. He has got the hunger for runs and doesn’t stop getting them.”