Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq said it was too early to compare Hardik Pandya with former Indian captain Kapil Dev. According to Razzaq, Kapil Dev and Imran Khan are the best all-rounders in cricket history. Pandya is not even around them.
I was also an all-rounder, but that does not mean that I can compare it with Imran Bhai. Kapil Paji and Imran Bhai were in separate leagues. Pandya still needs to work hard to become a world-class cricketer.
The former Pakistan all-rounder said during a conversation with the news agency that Pandya is a good player, but he can become a better all-rounder. It will only be through hard work. When you do not give more time to the game, it affects your ability.
Pandya has to become stronger physically and mentally. You can see that they are constantly getting hurt. He had to undergo back surgery only last year. When you start earning more money, you get a little concerned about the game.
It is the same for every player. Mohammad Aamir also did not work that hard after being successful, which affected his performance.
The statement about Bumrah was misunderstood
Razzaq gave clarification on the statement made last year about Jaspreet Bumrah. He said that I have no personal displeasure with Bumrah.
I was comparing him to bowlers like Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar. Because it was more difficult for the batsmen to face them. But my statement was misunderstood.
I think Bumrah is on his way to becoming a world-class bowler. But our time bowlers were better than today. No one can deny this. In fact, this former Pakistan all-rounder called Bumrah a ‘baby bowler’ compared to other bowlers. There was a lot of controversy over his statement.
The level of cricket has dropped in the last few years
The Pakistan all-rounder said that the level of cricket has dropped in the last few years. Bats do not feel pressured to face today’s bowlers. This is a bad phase of cricket. We are not producing world-class players like they used to be 10-15 years ago.
Then there were players like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly. He was such that he would make a place in any team of the world.
‘India will continue to win against us in the World Cup’
Regarding the India-Pakistan cricket match, Razzaq said that in the 90s our team used to be strong. But in the last few years, India’s pan has been heavy on us. Team India has been defeated in the World Cup 7 times. I think this record of India will be maintained even further. Because the Indian team is better than us in facing pressure.