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Abdul Razzaq Cricketer Early Career

Abdul Razzaq (born 2 December 1979) is a famous Pakistani cricketer who plays in all formats of the game. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman.

who made his international debut in 1996 with a one-day international debut against Zimbabwe at his home ground at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

Just one month before his seventeenth birthday. He was part of the Pakistan cricket team’s squad that won the ICC World Twenty20 2009. Abdul Razzaq played 265 ODIs and 46 Tests.

Personal Life

Abdul Razzaq was born in Lahore, Punjab. Razzaq is Wedd to Ayesha.

International Career

Early Career

Razzaq made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in November 1996 but had to wait three years for Pakistan to make its Test debut, finally against Australia in Brisbane in November 1999.

Abdur Razzaq get the best position in 1990-2000 in Carlton and United series and get Man of the Series for his versatility many times. During the match against India in Hobart, Razzaq scored a half-century and took five wickets.

In the same tournament, he hit five fours to former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, who made a total of 20 runs in one over.

Pakistan lost out for 196, but Razzaq remained unbeaten on 7. However, Razzaq proved it.

Be more capable than his all-around ability as he took his first five wickets, dismissing Romesh Calvitharana, Mahela Jayawardene, Suresh Perera, Chaminda Vass, and Chamara Silva to finish the match at 5/31.

In other words, Sri Lanka also get out at 196 which result in a tie match,

Former captain Wasim Akram praised Razzaq’s ability with the ball and said that he is emerging as one of the best all-rounders in the world.

1999 Cricket World Cup

Razzaq became a regular member of his national team during the 1999 World Cup in England. During the event, he got the attention of selectors as he performed well with both the ball and the bat.

His stellar performance with the bat came in the group match against Australia, where he scored his first half-century with 60 runs in a long and stable partnership with Inzamam-ul-Haq, giving Pakistan a defensible target of 275. Helped reach.

Pakistan won the match by ten runs and as a result, qualified for the Super Six stage. With the ball, he performed brilliantly against a difficult West Indian cricket team, taking three wickets for 32 runs in three maiden overs, which proved decisive for Pakistan in Bristol.

2000 Carlton And United Series

Razzaq’s other impressive performances came in 2000 during the Carlton and United Series in Australia in a tri-nation tournament involving Pakistan, Australia, and India. Razzaq won the Man of the Series award for his outstanding all-around performance, especially in the pre-final match.

Abdul Razzaq played the weightier versus India and equal to their effort, they got five-wicket for 48 runs.

Razzaq scores 70 not out off the bat and wilts the fifth all-rounder to score a half-century.

The other four players are Vivian Richards, Chris Srikanth, Mark Waugh, and Lance Klosner. Since then, Shahid Afridi has done this feat for Pakistan three times.

Abdur Razzaq took four wickets against Australia for Pakistan in the first inning of the match. and stop the Australia team’s runs and defend to own team in very low target 184.

In the third match of this series, Abdur Razaq played very excellently.

Razzaq hit against Glenn McGrath 5 four but Pakistan lost the match.


In 2000, Razzaq became the youngest cricketer in the world to score a hat-trick in a Test match against Sri Lanka. He scored three centuries and 22 half-centuries in ODIs.

His highest score was 112 against South Africa in 2002, where he shared a 257-run partnership with Pakistani batsman Saleem Elahi.

His second century was scored in the match against Zimbabwe in 2004 by scoring 107 not out. During this match, he saved Pakistan from a catastrophic start and finally won the match.

His first fifty came in 90 balls, before accelerating the second fifty, which was made in just 21 balls.


Also in 2003-2004, he scored 89 off 40 balls against New Zealand, whose captain Stephen Fleming called him the “best hitter” in the world.

In January 2005, he joined the ACC Asian XI, competing against the ICC World XI in a World Cricket Tsunami Appeal charity match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.

As a fast bowler, Razzaq suffered a steady decline in speed and performance during the 2003 Cricket World Cup 2004. Razzaq left out Tendulkar, who later scored 98 (75) to win the match.

During this time he was the assistant bowler. However, from 2005 to the end of 2006, he regained his momentum and won many matches for Pakistan with his bowling. His best bowling figures in ODIs are 6 for 35.

Abdul Razzaq’s other notable performance was against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in 1999.

where Pakistan was all out for 196 runs and he drew the match with 5 wickets for 31 runs.


During the 2005-2006 Test match series against India, Razzaq took 9 wickets and scored 205 runs in two Test matches, which improved his performance. His batting was generally consistent from 2000 to 2006, although his place in the Test team was never secured.

Razzaq’s place in the Pakistan national team has deteriorated due to injury and absenteeism. In 2005 it was discovered that he was suffering from overeating, which led to nausea and vomiting while playing. Because of this, he was known as ‘Popeye’ by his peers.

In 2007, a series of poor performances with both bat and ball in a match against South Africa, with an injury that knocked them out of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, dropped them from the 2007 World Twenty20. He was severely criticized by people associated with cricket.

Temporary Retirement In 2007

On 20 August 2007, Razzaq announced his retirement from the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 squad. However, on October 27, 2007, after talks with his local cricket club and coach, Razzaq reversed his decision, saying, “Maybe I made this decision (retirement decision) in the heat of the moment.

He joined the Indian League and played for one of their star players Hyderabad Heroes He finally severed ties with the league in September 2008 and returned to international cricket in June 2009, which helped Pakistan win the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup.

Return To The Team In 2009 And played Cricket Twenty20 Championship

In 2009, Razzaq selected in Pakistan’s squad for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England as a replacement for injured fast bowler Yasser Arafat. signaling his return to international cricket.

Became a player in the Indian Cricket League, whose ban was lifted by Pakistan Cricket. Board, He played a key role in Pakistan’s victory in the tournament, taking 5 wickets at an average of 14.80 and an economy rate of 5.92.

Abdul Razzaq’s 3 wickets for 20 runs played a significant role in Pakistan’s victory over Sri Lanka in the final.


In the 2009-2010 season, hewas ruled out of the tour.

of New Zealand and Australia due to injury. However, Razzaq selected for the two-match Twenty20 International series versus England in February 2010.

In the second match of the series, his innings of 46 not out off 18 balls led Pakistan to victory, his first in eleven international matches.

On December 30, while playing for the Melbourne Renegades, former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh called Razzaq a “cardboard cutout” for his lack of interest in playing.

ODI Return: Against New Zealand

On his return to ODIs, he played a fine cameo for Pakistan in which he scored 23 off 20 balls and took the score to 287. New Zealand needed 288 runs to win and Razzaq secured it with key wickets from Scott Styres and Jacob Oram.

Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 141 runs. In the second ODI, he took the wickets of Martin Guptill (62) and Daniel Vettori (30). Despite this, New Zealand players ended the innings at 303/8. Pakistan was all out for 239, Razzaq scored 35 runs.

With the series tied at 1-1, Pakistan went into the third ODI and bowled out New Zealand for 211. Despite this, Pakistan along with Younis Khan, Salman Butt, Khalid Latif, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Umar faced the end of the top order at 79/7.

Akmal and Shahid Afridi fell cheap. Razzaq came in and registered the duck as he was run out by Vettori. Gul also fell cheaply but Pakistan still came close to victory, when Mohammad Amir and Saeed Ajmal were engaged in a 103-run partnership before Ajmal pulled a moment on the first ball of the last over as Pakistan were seven for victory. Runs were low.

Hand Injury: No Participation Against Australia

Razzaq suffered a hand injury just before the first ODI against Australia and missed the five-match series and the only Twenty20 match. Batting during practice sessions, he injured his hand and the series proved to be unforgettable for Pakistan.

Top All-Round Form (2010)

Players like Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, and Shoaib Malik are facing selection problems. It was Razzaq who played the role of a senior player in the Pakistan cricket team.

Razzaq was select in the squad for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 and performed admirably with five sixes off the bat during the tournament.

knocked out of the tournament after losing to Australia in the semi-finals. Razzaq then competed in the 2010 Asia Cup.

In July 2010, Razzaq played two T20I matches against Australia as Pakistan won both the matches comfortably. He was not selected for the Test series against Australia and England and the next September 2010 was played in the Twenty20 and ODI series against England.

The Pakistani team embroiled in allegations of spot-fixing as the team lost both the T20 matches. due to low morale. Razzaq can not play the first two ODIs against England due to back tension as Pakistan lost both matches.

Razzaq returned in the third ODI and scored 31 runs in a fruitful partnership with Shahid Afridi.

before Afridi run out and Razzaq later caught in the Deep Square League as Pakistanis bowled out for 241 runs.

England made a strong start to the innings before Umar Gul hit a six. Batsmen and Razzaq took two wickets to lead Pakistan to victory by 23 runs.


The destruction of Razzaq’s lower order was also helpful for his domestic team Lahore Lions as he scored 138 runs in his four innings which included an impressive 73

In the final to help his team win the Faisal Bank Twenty20 Cup 2010-11. To help bring victory. On 31 October 2010, in the second one-day international against South Africa, Razzaq played 109

Match-winning innings off 72 balls with a strike rate of 151.38, his third one-day international century.

In an innings of seven fours and ten sixes, Pakistan won by one wicket with one ball remaining to tie the five-match series 1-1.

Series Against New Zealand, World Cup Preparation In 2011

Razzaq struggled with the bat in the first two Twenty20s against New Zealand but he did a commendable job with the ball, dismissing Jesse Ryder for the Golden Dick in the second T20.

During the third match, Razzaq played an innings of 34 runs off just 11 balls which included 3 fours and 3 sixes. These innings helped Pakistan to increase its total score to 184.

Razzaq then struck out Martin Guptill, the highest run-scorer in the series, at zero and then took two more top-order wickets from Ross Taylor (before the league). Bold James Franklin.

With this brilliant all-around performance, Razzaq was declared Man of the Match with Pakistan’s 103-run victory. However, the first two defeats in the series meant that New Zealand won the series 2-1.

2011 Cricket World Cup

Razzaq was included in Pakistan’s 15-member squad for the 2011 World Cup, hosted by Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka between February and April. His role was to open the bowling and bat under the order.

In his first two matches, he faced only 10 balls, but he scored an unbeaten 20 off 24 balls against Australia to lead Pakistan to victory, which saw Australia lose 34 matches in the World Cup. The series ended without a hitch.

Domestic Career

Indian Cricket League

In 2007-2008, he played for the Hyderabad Heroes in the Indian Cricket League. His excellent performance in the last over during the Indian Cricket League final gave his team a 1-0 lead in the final of the top three.

In the end, Hyderabad Heroes won 2-0. Meanwhile, his international career remained dubious, as the Pakistan Cricket Board banned players from participating in non-governmental leagues.

After playing for two seasons, he was selected from the Indian Cricket League and left to play for the Pakistan national team. Will end and they want to play? For the Pakistan national team, once again, confirming that his retirement is not necessarily a permanent decision.

England County Cricket

Abdul Razzaq has also played at the English level for Worcestershire, Middlesex, and Surrey. Razzaq joined in 2008 June on a short-term contract to play in the Twenty20 cricket Cup.

He scored 39 off 19 balls to help Surrey win against Sussex. Despite his brief stint at the Oval, Razzaq became a favorite among Surrey supporters.

In March 2010, Razzaq was signed by Hampshire County Cricket Club as one of four foreign players to play in the English Domestic Twenty20. He was instrumental in Hampshire’s victory over Somerset on the final day of the Rose Bowl at home.

Razzaq signed with Leicestershire County Cricket Club as the second foreign player for the English Domestic Friends Life T20. In the 2011 Friends Life T20, he played again for the winning team, this time as a Leicestershire player against Somerset on the final day.

He also played in both Leicestershire Champions League T20 games but failed to assist Leicestershire in the qualifying round. He has signed with Staffordshire club Ham Heath for the 2014 season.

Coaching Career

Razzaq, along with saqleen Mushtaq, appointed as the current interim head coach of the Pakistan national team.

The PCB on September 6, 2021, for the tour of New Zealand after Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis, resigned as coaches 2021. The series is canceled.

International Record

Test Cricket
  • Test debut vs Australia in 1999-2000 in Brisbane
  • From 2001-to 2002 The best 134 runs Test batting score make in Bangladesh (Dhaka)
  • The best Test bowling figures for 5 wickets for 35 runs against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2004-2005
  • He made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium in 2000
One Day International
  • One Day International vs. Zimbabwe Lahore in 1996-1997
  • The best ODI score against South Africa in Port Elizabeth in 2002-2003 was 112 runs
  • The best ODI bowling figures for 6 wickets for 35 runs against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2001-2002
  • 7th wicket best score against South Africa in Abu Dhabi in October 2010 (109 off 72 balls)


  • He is one of the 53 players. 8 of whom have represented Pakistan, who have scored 1000 Test runs and 100 Test wickets
  • He is the youngest bowler to hit a hat-trick against Sri Lanka in 2000 at the age of 20
  • He has batted in every position from opener to number 11
  • In 2009 he teamed up with Nasir Jamshed for the third-highest wicket partnership of any kind in T20 (162)




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