Last Update on: February 11th, 2021 at 08:41 pm
Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq expressed his disappointment over the fast bowler Mohammad Amir’s decision of early retirement from Test Cricket. Abdul Razzaq who is the current coach of domestic champions Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was not happy about Amir retiring from test cricket to concentrate on the limited-overs format.
Abdur Razzaq has represented Pakistan in 46 tests, 265 ODIs, and 32T20s and was a good finisher in the back end of the innings. He could use his long handle to effect and cleared the ropes on more occasions with ease. He had a lot of experience in ODI cricket and was a handy bowler too giving the odd breakthroughs.
Abdur Razzaq Sees Glimpses of Wasim Akram In Mohammad Amir
Razzaq had urged the players to take up test cricket with more importance rather than holding up with limited-overs cricket. He praised Amir as a very talented bowler and wanted him to play all formats for Pakistan. He compared Amir to one of the greats like Wasim Akram and concluded that great players are made through test cricket priority.
“He [Amir] is an extremely talented bowler and you could see glimpses of Wasim Akram in him. It would be haven great for Pakistan cricket if he consistently played and performed for Pakistan. This
[Amir’s retirement] is a major setback, both, for him and Pakistan cricket,” said Abdul Razzaq.
“Players who give priority to T20s over Test cricket will never go on to become great players,” he added.
Abdul Razzaq Hails Hasan Ali For His Heroics
Abdul Razzaq hailed Pakistan bowler Hasan Ali for his fantastic bowling in the Test series against South Africa. Razzaq lauded the eagerness of Hasan Ali to play international cricket paying rich dividends through his performances.
“Hasan Ali was eager to play international cricket and his hard work paid dividends. His performance in the Test matches [against South Africa] was outstanding and that led Pakistan to victory,” he said.
Pakistan won 2-0 in the home series against South Africa under the leadership of Babar Azam and will be of full confidence going into the 3 match-T20 internationals.