Web Desk (May 07, 2018) Former allrounder Abdul Razzaq who last played internationally five years ago, has picked up bat again at the age of 38.
Razzaq has signed a contract with Pakistan Television to play in the Quid-e-Azam trophy, and is aiming to be involved in Pakistan Super League next year.
Razzaq’s most recent appearance for Pakistan came in 2013, in a T20 against South Africa, and he was last seen on Pakistan’s domestic circuit in 2015. His international career began in 1996.
Former all rounder made his debut against Zimbabwe in Lahore, a month before his 17th birthday. He has played 46 Tests, 265 ODIs and 32 T20Is, besides representing five counties.
Over the last few years he has turned to professional coaching and worked as assistant and bowling coach with PSL side Quetta Gladiators in the last two seasons.Officially, Razzaq had never retired, but he faded away from the scene after a lack of opportunities having ended his domestic contract with Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited.
He moved to England with his family and was recently signed with as a TV cricket expert, featuring in a studio show covering Pakistan’s recent homes series against West Indies alongside former Test batsman Mohammad Wasim and former captain Rashid Latif.”It was Mohammad Wasim who actually motivated me to play again,” Razzaq told media. “Given the fact that my love for the game is still there, I have decided to give it a shot for one last final time. I am offered a contract by PTV and going to play first-class cricket for them this year.
Razaq Said, I know I cannot play for Pakistan anymore and that isn’t my aim either. I know there are a lot of youngsters all over and they are doing very well. I don’t want to push myself there but my aim is to play for another year or two in Pakistan Super League and this is all about it.”