Speaking about Pandya, who has been battling health problems with late, Razzaq feels the 26-year-old would not appear to be working arduous sufficient.
“Pandya is an efficient participant however he could be a a lot better all-rounder. It’s all about arduous work. When you do not give sufficient time to the sport, it drifts away from you,” Razzaq advised PTI.
“He has to organize higher mentally in addition to bodily. As you’ve gotten seen, he has been getting injured lots of late (underwent again surgical procedure final 12 months). While you earn some huge cash, you are inclined to chill out. For each participant it’s the similar. Mohammad Amir didn’t work arduous sufficient and his efficiency dipped.”
Pandya, who made his India debut in 2016, has drawn comparisons with the good Kapil, however Razzaq stated it’s approach too untimely.
“Kapil Dev and Imran Khan are the perfect all-rounders of all time. Hardik is nowhere close to that league. Even I used to be an all-rounder however it does not imply that I’d examine myself with Imran bhai.”
“Kapil paaji and Imran bhai have been in a distinct league,” stated Razzaq, who performed 46 Checks, 265 ODIs and 32 T20 Internationals.
Razzaq had courted controversy final 12 months by calling Bumrah a “child bowler” compared to the quick bowlers of his occasions. The Indian pacer has gone on to turn out to be one of many world’s main bowlers throughout codecs after making his debut in 2016.
“I would not have something private towards Bumrah. I used to be merely evaluating him with the likes of Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram, Curtly Ambrose, Shoaib Akhtar. It will have been a lot more durable to face them. My feedback have been misconstrued.”
“He’s heading in the direction of changing into a world-class bowler. However in our occasions, the bowlers have been of a lot larger calibre. Not many can dispute that.” The usual of cricket has gone down, in accordance with Razzaq.
“You do not really feel the identical strain going through the present crop of pacers. Total, there’s a unhealthy patch in world cricket. We’re not producing world class gamers the way in which we used to 10-15 years in the past.”
“You had Tendulkar, Zaheer, Sehwag, Ganguly in the identical crew. They might have walked into any crew. Could also be an excessive amount of T20 cricket is answerable for this decline,” he stated.
Pakistan have been the stronger crew within the 90s however India have loved an higher hand over the arch-rivals within the final decade. India have additionally prolonged their unbeaten World Cup report towards Pakistan to 7-0.
“India will proceed to take care of that report,” stated Razzaq, who performed in three Indo-Pak World Cup video games (1999, 2003, 2011).
“It’s uncommon that India and Pakistan play one another in knock-out matches of ICC occasions. They most play within the league stage and India are favourites. Our gamers will not be capable of take in the strain that comes with this sport.”
“We used to win so much towards India in Sharjah, beat them in Canada twice. I bear in mind the 1999 World Cup, individuals and media put strain on the gamers earlier than the sport and we wilted. It has stayed like that sadly.”
“The strain builds on the gamers although it’s like another match. The gamers not are assured about beating India in World Cup,” he stated, including Pakistan had the perfect likelihood of beating India within the 2011 version.