Abdul Razzaq to resume cricket after five years

Web Desk: Former All-rounder and a power hitter Abdul Razzak is all set to resume cricket after five years via domestic cricket at the age of 38.

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According to sources, veteran cricketer is returning to first-class cricket this season as captain of the PTV side in Pakistan’s domestic season .

“I will be captaining PTV this season. I feel completely fit at the moment and my form has good recently,” he said while talking to private news channel.

Razzak has played his last international match in 2013 against South Africa in a Twenty20 match in 2013.

Abdul Razzak’s last time appearance in domestic cricket was in 2014 for ZTBL. He was unable to carry his domestic career further after his team ZTBL was demoted to Grade II.

“Given the fact that my love for the game is still there, I have decided to give it a shot for one last final time,” Razzaq told ESPNcricinfo.

“I am offered a contract by PTV and going to play first-class cricket for them this year. I know I cannot play for Pakistan anymore and that isn’t my aim either. I know there are a lot of youngsters all over and they are doing very well. I don’t want to push myself there but my aim is to play for another year or two in Pakistan Super League,” he added.

However, the cricketer said that making his appearance for international side is not on his agenda.

The star all-rounder has played 46 Tests, 265 one-day internationals and 32 Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan.

The veteran cricketer has many match winning innings to his credit which had led Pakistan over the victory line.

An outrageous 72-ball 109 from Abdul Razzaq dragged Pakistan to a series-levelling target of 287 against South Africa, one ball and one wicket left, back in 2010.

Razzaq finished with a strike rate of 151.38, which is the second-highest among 100-plus scores in ODIs against South Africa, next only to Ricky Ponting’s 164 off 105 balls in Johannesburg in 2006 (strike rate 156.19).

The 12 sixes in Pakistan’s innings were the second highest number in an innings while chasing.

This was the Razzaq’s first 50-plus ODI score in more than four years, and his first century since September 2004.

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