Twitterati bashes Abdul Razzaq: Former Pakistani all-rounder faced severe criticism on the social media platform over his statement.
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.
In what is his first statement on cricket related to India this year, Razzaq believes that the top XI players from the Pakistan Super League can beat the top XI players from the Indian Premier League, if they play a T20 against each other.
The aforementioned words were communicated to Pakistan journalist Saj Sadiq who took to his social media platform Twitter account to made it public.
Abdul Razzaq “if a team of the best players from the Indian Premier League faced a team made-up of the best players from the Pakistan Super League, the PSL team would win” #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 20, 2020
Twitterati bashes Abdul Razzaq
In the wake of Razzaq’s comments, Twitter users in India didn’t shy away from severely criticizing the 40-year old.
One of the finest slog-up comedians at the moment. https://t.co/iE7BKIDJ8G
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) January 20, 2020
Had always liked and respected Abdul Razzaq as a player but some of his comments don’t make sense! Well if there is a game, PSL XI could win – as we know anything can happen in cricket! However these comments are less about cricket and more to take potshots! https://t.co/zdAhGzSDDW
— Nishad Pai Vaidya (@NishadPaiVaidya) January 21, 2020
What rubbish. Even RCB would win the PSL
— Cricket tweets (@_stavros1) January 20, 2020
Pls don’t compare IPL with cheap PSL …. IPL is one of the top 10 premier leagues in the world. Where as PSL is not on the top 100 even ….😂
— ÀŔ🇮🇳 (@RealArjunVarma) January 20, 2020
Pakistanis r obsessed with India and IPL 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣 #InferiorityComplex
— अक्षय🇮🇳 (@AkshayConnect19) January 20, 2020
Yeah just like pakistani team wins against India in evey world cup…..
— OPTIMIST (@AshaVaadi) January 20, 2020
Mumbai Indians can beat any PSL team day in day out.
— Hunain Sohail (@hunainsays) January 20, 2020
A very useless claim… Of course as a Pakistani our first choice and most interesting league is PSL by any distance but it does not mean that IPL is not that competitive. At the moment IPL is best league to presence of all current stars.Accept the reality.thts a prob in Asia
— M Zeeshan Siddiqui (@MZeeshanSid) January 20, 2020
yeah we can but if the match is played on planet Mars, because no doubt we have talent but we can’t handle the pressure,we don’t have strong nerves, we go into the ground with low confidence,morale down and the outcome is always predicted.
— Nawaz Saeed (@Balo_chKr) January 20, 2020
In the past, Pakistan Super League commentators had compiled the best XI after the 2019 season. Below is a comparison of that team and an IPL XI made by former India captain Anil Kumble post IPL 2019.
PSL XI: Shane Watson, Kamran Akmal (wk), Babar Azam, AB de Villiers (c), Colin Ingram, Asif Ali, Kieron Pollard, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Umer Khan
IPL XI: David Warner, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk & c), Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell, Shreyas Gopal, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah.