Former Pakistan all-rounder player Abdul Razzak expressed his views on Indian Team Captain Virat Kohli. He said that Kohli is a consistent batsman, but he cannot be placed in the same league as Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Razzak stated that there is a way of world-class players in the present form of cricket and there is no strength in depth for teams across the world. He stated that while Kohli is a ‘good player’, he belongs to a different category than Tendulkar.
In an interview, the former Pakistan player said, “If you speak to players from 1992 to 2007, they will tell you what cricket actually was. There were world-class players at that time. Now there are no longer world-class players. There is no depth in bowling, batting or fielding. It is all basic now.”
Razzak’s Opinion on Kohli and Other Current Players:
“If Virat Kohli scores, he scores. Yeah, he is a good player for them and is performing consistently, but you cannot place him in the same category as Sachin Tendulkar. He belongs to a different category,” the former all-rounder continued.
In the same interview, Razzak also said about one of the finest bowler in terms of ODI in the world, Jasprit Bumrah. Calling Bumrah as a ‘baby bowler’, Razzak claimed that Bumrah is not so good as he made out to be.
Abdul Razzak added, “I have played world-class bowlers all across the world. I have no issues in facing Jasprit Bumrah. The pressure will be on him if I am in front of him. Because when you have faced bowlers like Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram or Shoaib Akhtar, you gain confidence. 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.”
“Bumrah is doing good as per a current lot of players, and he has improved a lot. He has an awkward action, and he runs awkwardly, but his ball release is tremendous. It falls on the seam. Hence, he is effective,” Razzak stated.