Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has been grabbing all the attention of late – all down to his comments on Indian Cricket – and he has been at it once again, this time taking a jibe at Virat Kohli by saying that the Indian skipper is ‘lucky’ to get full support from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Speaking to a local media outlet, Razzaq acknowledged the fact that Kohli is a fantastic player, but further added that if Pakistani players get equal support from their board, they could become much better.
“Virat Kohli is a fantastic player and there is no doubt about it. However, he is lucky as the BCCI supports him well and instills the confidence in him that any player needs to succeed,” he said.
He then added “The respect he gets from his board is what probably inspires him to do well all the time and results and there for all to see.
“I do believe that even in Pakistan we have players who could become better than Virat Kohli, but they are neglected by our system which is a tragedy. In Kohli’s case, he has taken that confidence shown in him by his board and using his talent, repaid them by with his performances.”
It was only a few days back that the former international had branded the current number one ODI bowler, Jasprit Bumrah as a ‘baby bowler’, saying that if he were to face him, the pressure would be on the pacer.
“Bumrah is a baby bowler for me. I can easily dominate him. Even he knows that this player has faced all these great bowlers in his time.”
Away from all the hustle, both Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are leading India in New Zealand for a full-fledged cricket schedule. The tour involves five T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests.
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