Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has expressed his desire to be a part of the 4th season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), as he believes he can convince any of the franchises to pick him for the upcoming season.
Razzaq who was an important member of the Pakistan team especially in the limited-overs format is well known for his clean hitting and accurate bowling. He further stated he would prove his fitness in the upcoming domestic tournaments and also in the T10 League.
“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,” Razzaq was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune.
He further replied to a question and expressed his displeasure of getting wasted for four years when he was at his peak.
“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,” Razzaq quipped.
The former player also commented on the tactics of former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis and said the former fast bowler wanted to sideline the senior members and wanted a young team.
“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,” he said.
He also stated the fact there haven’t been any all-rounders of the quality of Razzaq and Afridi since their retirement. ,
“There is no doubt that no one was able to fill our place on the team,” Razzaq announced his retirement early in the year after being kept out of the national team for a considerable amount of time.