One of Pakistan’s finest all-rounders after Imran Khan — Abdul Razzaq — has announced his return to the domestic cricket, according to media reports.
Razzaq will be making a return to first-class cricket this season as the captain of PTV’s side in the domestic season.
This move has definitely come as a shock to several people as Razzaq is now 38-years of age and has not played a first-class match since 2014, when his ZTBL team was relegated to Grade II.
After being drafted as the captain of the PTV side, Razzaq is hoping to make a significant impact so he can be selected for Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) fourth edition.
Razzaq was quoted saying:
I will be captaining PTV this season. I feel completely fit at the moment and my form in the Pakistan Cup, where I not only made 94 runs against Peshawar but also took a wicket as well as proof of how fit I feel at the moment.
I hope my performances in the domestic season gets me selected for the PSL next year.
This is not the first time Razzaq has expressed his desire to play in Pakistan’s most exciting domestic league.
It is worth pointing out that Razzaq was already a part of Quetta Gladiator’s campaign in last edition as their bowling coach.
Talking to a source close to the matter, Razzaq claimed that he has already informed the Quetta Gladiator selectors about his plans and his intentions for the future. He said:
We all are agreed that if my form and performances in the domestic season are up to the mark, then I would most certainly be drafted in the next PSL.
Speaking about his return to the international scene, Razzaq very humbly concluded the conversation by saying:
There are so many youngsters who are in the Pakistan side and they truly deserve their spot. I have no intentions of returning to the international team and would like to leave my mark in the domestic season.