Ex-Pakistan cricket star Abdul Razzaq criticised the Indian cricket team after they lost the Cricket World Cup 2023 final to Australia. He claimed that if India had won, it would have been bad for cricket. Razzaq accused India of using home conditions to their advantage. He mentioned in a recent interview that India’s defeat was a victory for cricket.
Abdul Razzaq criticism
“Agar sahi baat kare toh aaj cricket jeeti hai. Aap conditions ko apni taraf utilise karke, ye kabhi bhi nahi aisa hota. Agar aaj India jeet jaati toh fir cricket jo hai naa vo India ki taraf ho jaati. Cricket ne bataya ki mai vo cricket hu jo brave hote hai. Jo strong hote hai mentally, effort krte hai, jaan maarte hai, mai unke saath hu.”
“Khushi iss cheej ki hai aaj ki agar India jeet jaati na to hume bahut jyada afsos hota. Iss sense mei ki vo conditions ko utilise kar rahi thi. Kuch na kuch toh hai conditions mei. Bilkul fair pitches honi chahiye, bilkul fair atmosphere hona chahiye, ki dono teams ke liye balance hona chahiye. Aaj bhi India ne advantage liya, agar Kohli 100 kar jaate toh India ye World Cup jeet jaati.”
India’s Bad luck
India’s impressive unbeaten streak in the tournament came to a crushing end as the Men in Blue suffered a six-wicket defeat against the six-time champions Australia. Despite fifties from Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, India got all out for 240 in the Cricket World Cup 2023 final. The Australian pacers displayed excellent discipline.
In reply, Travis Head hit a fantastic century, leading the Aussies to a six-wicket victory and securing their sixth World Cup title, extending their record.
Razzaq ‘s Unstoppable comments
Earlier While criticising the PCB’s intentions, he used an example involving a former Miss World that elicited laughter from the audience at the event, but social media users did not perceive his comment as humorous.
He expressed, “When discussing intentions, I had confidence in my captain Younis Khan’s positive motives. Knowing that my captain aimed for the team’s welfare motivated me to perform well. There’s much talk about the Pakistan Cricket Team and players, and the issue lies in lacking sincere intentions to enhance the team and nurture players.
However he later apologised for his comment and called it a slip of tongue.