Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has once again stirred controversy with his recent comments on India’s loss in the T20 World Cup final to Australia. Razzaq, known for his previous sexist remarks, expressed his satisfaction at India’s defeat, stating that it was a victory for cricket. Speaking on the Pakistani show ‘Hasna Mana Hai,’ the 43-year-old cricketer claimed that India had unfairly used pitch conditions to their advantage throughout the tournament.
Controversial Statements and Critique of India’s Tactics
Abdul Razzaq argued that if India had won, it would have been a disheartening moment for cricket. He emphasized the need for fair pitches and balanced conditions for both teams. According to him, India attempted to exploit the conditions even in the final, and if Virat Kohli had scored another century, they would have emerged victorious.
Contradiction to India’s Tournament Performance
Contrary to Abdul Razzaq assertions, India had a commendable performance in the tournament, winning 10 consecutive matches across various conditions. However, their strategy faltered in the crucial final against Australia, where they were bowled out for 240 on a slow wicket. Australian batsman Travis Head’s outstanding century led the team to their sixth World Cup title.
Mixed Reactions and Celebrations in Pakistan and Bangladesh
India’s loss has been more celebrated in Pakistan and Bangladesh than in Australia, where visuals of jubilation went viral after the final. Despite the team’s success, the Australian squad received a tepid welcome as no fans were present at the airport upon their return.
Abdul Razzaq comments are expected to fuel discussions and reactions on social media, adding another layer of controversy to his cricketing statements.