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Razzaq incurs wrath of Indian fans with controversial statement

Former Pakistan all-rounder compared PSL and IPL XIs in latest comment

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Pakistan’s former all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has sparked debate after yet another controversial statement.

According to details, Razzaq has touted a team made up of best players from the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to overpower a similar lineup from the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“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,” Abdul Razzaq was quoted as saying by journalist Saj Sadiq in a tweet.

Earlier, Razzaq’s comments about Indian fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah also had not gone down well with the pacer’s fans.

Razzaq, in an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan, had claimed that he would have had no difficulty in countering India’s death-bowling specialist Bumrah, if he was still playing international cricket.

 “After having faced world class bowlers in my time, I would have had no problem against a bowler like Bumrah. Pressure would have been on him,” said Razzaq. “I have played against great bowlers like Glenn Mcgrath and Wasim Akram, so Bumrah is a baby bowler in front of me and I could have easily dominated and attacked him.”

His remarks, in the same interview, about Indian captain Virat Kohli also raised eyebrows.

“If Virat Kohli scores, he scores. Yeah, he is a good player for them and is performing consistently, but you cannot place him in the same category as Sachin Tendulkar. He belongs to a different category,” he said.

Twitter Reaction

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

Going by his various statements since CWC 19, It’s high time Abdul Razzaq changes his name from “Razzaq” to “Mazzaq” https://t.co/vDvf3YX3nV

— Harabilash Panigrahi (@chefficiency) January 21, 2020

Abdul Razzaq Sir started again. https://t.co/UQYT6yva4Z

— Manish 🏏 (@IManish311) January 20, 2020

Abdul Razzaq should be on #TheKapilSharmaShow 😂 @KapilSharmaK9 https://t.co/AkT99evSgX

— Arnab (@itz_arnab) January 21, 2020

Psl ek aisa brand jo ipl ko dekhkar banaya gaya wo lpl ki team ko haara degi. Abdul razzaq kaun si sasti nasha karte ho be.😂😂 https://t.co/gMUh3MS5pv

— Thakur Ashish Singh (@Rajputbi) January 21, 2020