Abdual Razzaq’s cricket life history has an remarkable marks and his achievements for Pakistani cricket team are ineffaceable. His era while he was playing for Pakistan was the Pakistan’s supreme time over the cricket world.Here we discuss more briefly about his life history and records in our article, below:
Abdual Razzaq Life history
One of the best finisher Pakistan has ever got,Abdual Razzaq was born on 2nd December 1979 in Lahore,Pakistan. He is a former Pakistani right arm fast-medium bowler and a right-handed batsman. He came into the Pakistan side at the young age of 17 as a genuine fast bowler who could bat a bit. But over the years, he has developed into an exploding batting option, while his bowling has not been as quick as it once used to be. His ability to swing the ball both ways but it his batting that is more likely to in matches. He boasts a extraordinary array of strokes and is particularly strong driving through cover and mid-off off both front and back foot, the power and versatility he brings with the bat made him grow on the pages of history as one of Pakistan’s premier all rounders after the legendary Imran Khan. He is regarded as one of the best finishers Pakistan had and played 265 ODIs and 46 Tests for his country.
He emerged in international cricket in November 1996, against Zimbabwe at his home ground in Gaddafi Stadium, Pakistan, just one month before his seventeenth birthday and took 2 wickets and made 16 runs Pakistan won that match, but he had to wait just over three years to make his Test cricket debut for Pakistan, eventually doing so against Australia in Brisbane on November 1999. In the 1999–2000 Carlton and United Series, he rose to fame and was named man of the series for his all round performance.
Razzaq became a regular member of his national side during the 1999 world cup held in England. During the event, he got the attention of selectors as he performed well both with the ball and bat. His brilliant performance with the bat came in the group match against Australia, where he went on to score his first half century making 60 runs in a long and stable partnership with Inzamam-ul-Haq, which helped Pakistan reach a defendable target of 275.Pakistan win the match by 10 runs and qualify for super sixes, with ball He perform against the destructive batting line-up of WestIndies and took 3 wickets by giving 32 runs including 3 madiens.
Though he was not as successful in the Test format, he would often chip in with useful contributions. In 2000, he became the youngest cricketer in the world to take a Test hat-trick when he performed the feat in a match against Sri Lanka. He also found his form and pace back post 2005, when he scored 205 runs and took 9 wickets against India in 2 Test matches.
Things became worse for Razzaq in 2007, when a knee injury forced him out of Pakistan’s World Cup squad. If that was not enough, he was dropped from the Pakistan team for the inaugural World T20 championship owing to poor form. He announced his retirement in protest and revoked his decision a few months late.
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Razzaq became a regular member of the ODI squads and became a part of Pakistan’s plans for the 2011 World Cup. He was in great form going into the tournament, as he enjoyed good success against South Africa and New Zealand in the pre – World Cup season. However, he didn’t enjoy much success at the World Cup, and was dropped from the squad to play against the West Indies. Although he was dropped from the ODI side, Razzaq continued playing T20Is, he was part of the squad that played the 2012 T20 WC. During a T20I series against South Africa, he injured himself and was ruled out of the forthcoming return series. Since then he has found it difficult to get back into the team and was even overlooked for the 2014 T20 WC.
One of the most rememberable and mesmerizing Destructive innings came from the bat of Razzaq on 31st October 2010, in the second One Day International against South Africa, Razzaq played a match-winning innings of 109* off 72 balls at a strike rate of 151.38, Hits his third ODI century. The innings which contained seven fours and ten sixes saw Pakistan to a one-wicket win with one ball remaining. Razzaq snatch acertian Win from the Proties and help Pakistan leveling the series you may also see,
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Bowling Career Summary:
- Test debut: Nov 05, 1999, vs Australia, The Gabba
- Last Test: Nov 27, 2006, vs West Indies, National Stadium
- ODI Debut: Nov 01, 1996, vs Zimbabwe, Gaddafi Stadium
- Last ODI: Nov 18, 2011, vs Sri Lanka, Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
- T20 Debut: Aug 28, 2006, vs England, County Ground
- Last T20: South Africa, Nov 15, 2013, Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Abdual Razzaq use to play from the following sides in his career:
Pakistan, Asia XI, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Hyderabad Heroes, ICL Pakistan XI, Khan Research Labs, Lahore, Lahore Lions, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Pakistan International Airlines, Surrey, Worcestershire
Abdual Razzaq’s Records
- He is the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick, against Sri Lanka in 2000, at the age of 20.
- He is one of 53 players, including 8 who have represented Pakistan, who have achieved the double of 1,000 Test runs and 100 Test wickets.
- He holds the record of Batting at every position from an opener to No.11.
- Once he snatch certain win from PROTIES(South Africa) and played a match-winning innings of 109* off 72 balls at a strike rate of 151.38, No one was sure that Pakistan can win it but he make the dreams come true by his versatile type of hitting.
- Thats all about the Life history of Abdual Razaq and his achievements.