Islamabad, May 12: Former Pakistan all rounder, Abdul Razzaq, shattered by his snub from all three squads for the tour of Sri Lanka, has blamed former coaches Waqar Younis and Mohsin Khan for ‘ruining’ his career.
“Waqar and Mohsin were against me and were actively seeking my exit. They didn’t use me properly and used to send me at eighth or ninth position in the batting line-up. You can’t perform when there are just a couple of overs remaining and you often get dismissed while attempting big shots,” The Express Tribune quoted Razzaq, as saying.
“And the selectors based the snub on those performances. The experts at the Pakistan Cricket Board should realise the ground realities of my below-par performance. They should also consider the past record of a player before selection,” he added.
Razzaq, who has played 265 One-Day Internationals and 46 Tests, has not featured for Pakistan since the series against Sri Lanka in the UAE last year, missing the series against Bangladesh, England and the Asia Cup.
Meanwhile, Mohsin, who coached Pakistan on three assignments, rejected the criticism against him.
“Razzaq has played just one series under me as coach. How he can justify his outburst based on just that is beyond me,” Mohsin said. (ANI)