mobile app bar

Abdul Razzaq claims Virat Kohli to be lucky; believes Pakistani players can surpass him

Dixit Bhargav

Abdul Razzaq claims Virat Kohli to be lucky; believes Pakistani players can surpass him

Abdul Razzaq claims Virat Kohli to be lucky: The former Pakistani all-rounder was vocal about the Indian captain in a recent interview.

Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has made the rounds in the media since last year primarily because of his comments over Indian cricketers.

From offering to coach India all-rounder Hardik Pandya to laying emphasis on fast bowler Mohammed Shami’s religion to taking a sly dig at captain Virat Kohli, Razzaq has been pretty vocal on cricketers from across the border.

As recent as yesterday, Razzaq had opened up on his views on the two T20 leagues of India and Pakistan wherein he believed that PSL XI has it in it to beat the IPL XI.

Abdul Razzaq claims Virat Kohli to be lucky

In a recent interview with Times Now, Razzaq claimed Kohli to be “fantastic” and “lucky” because of his talent and the support which he gets from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

“He [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. The respect he gets from his board is what probably inspires him to do well all the time and the results are there for all to see,” Razzaq was quoted as saying.

ALSO READ: 5 records which Virat Kohli can break in New Zealand T20Is

Not shying away from comparing cricketers from the two arch-rivals, Razzaq stated that some Pakistani players have it in them to surpass Kohli at the highest level provided they receive the same backing from the Pakistan Cricket Board.

“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 the board and using his talent, repaid them with his performances,” Razzaq further said.

About the author

Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

Read more from Dixit Bhargav

Share this article