Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has announced that he is set to return to take the field in the first-class setup. Razzaq had made the move as he wants to feature in the next season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
However, the all-rounder Razzaq, clears the air that he has no intention of making a national team comeback.
Adamant in approach, the right-handed batsman Razzaq had played his last first-class match four years ago in 2014.
Razzaq will lead Pakistan Television (PTV) in this domestic season of premium competitive cricket. On the other side, Razzaq’s former team Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) was relegated to Grade-two after their dismal performance.
However, his former team is likely making a return to Grade-one cricket anytime soon.
Razzaq wants to play the next season of PSL.
Meanwhile, the 38-year old Razzaq sees this opportunity to lead PTV as the gateway – to play in the fourth edition of the PSL.
“I will be captaining PTV this season as I feel completely fit at the moment and my form has good recently,” he said while talking to Daily Express.
“I hope my performances in the domestic season gets me selected for the PSL next year,” he added.
Razzaq had recently given his insights to PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators (QG) as a bowling coach in the previous season of the professional domestic Twenty20 league.
However, the former cricketer wants to make a comeback as a player in the next season.
“I already told the selectors my plans for the future at the time. We all agree that if my form and performances in the domestic season are up to the mark, then I would most certainly be drafted in the next PSL,” he said.
The combative cricketer further added that he is not looking to make a comeback in the national fold.
“There are so many youngsters who are in the Pakistan side and they truly deserve their spot. I have no intentions of returning to the international team and would like to leave my mark in the domestic season,” he concluded.
The veteran cricketer Abdul Razzaq played 265 One-day Internationals for Pakistan in which he scored 5,080 runs and scalped 269 wickets.
Razzaq also featured in 46 Test matches in which he accumulated 1,946 runs and took 100 wickets. He represented Pakistan in 32 Twenty20 Internationals in which he scored 393 runs and bagged 20 scalps.