Home > News >

ICC World T20 2012: Abdul Razzaq slams Mohammad Hafeez for dropping him in semi-final clash against Sri Lanka

ICC World T20 2012: Abdul Razzaq slams Mohammad Hafeez for dropping him in semi-final clash against Sri Lanka

Abdul Razzaq told that it was the unilateral decision of captain Mohammad Hafeez to not play him although the team management thought differently © Getty Images

Lahore: Oct 7, 2012

 

The first signs of discontent in the Pakistan team after its ouster from the World Twenty20 have surfaced with experienced all-rounder Abdul Razzaq expressing his disappointment at being dropped from the lost semi-final against Sri Lanka.

 

Razzaq, who returned to his hometown Lahore, told the media at the airport that it was the unilateral decision of the captain to not play him although the team management thought differently.

 

“I know the team management didn’t drop me it was Hafeez and he should now speak up and admit it was his own decision,” Razzaq said.

 

Hafeez, on returning to Pakistan on Saturday, had claimed that the decision to drop Razzaq was taken by the team management since they wanted to play someone who could bowl spin.

 

Razzaq was played in just one match of the tournament against Australia in which he scored a useful 22 runs but was not given a single over by his captain.

 

In the very next match against Sri Lanka, Hafeez preferred to pick Sohail Tanvir in place of Razzaq in a low scorer — a decision which has been criticised by former players and critics.

 

“I was very sad and disappointed to not get a chance to play in the semifinal. I was mentally prepared for the big match and it came as a huge letdown to know I was not playing,” Razzaq said.

 

“Hafeez should not deflect the blame to the board and management and should own up that it was his decision to drop me,” he added.

 

The veteran of 46 Tests, 265 one-day internationals and 30 T20s said before the semifinal the Sri Lankans were worried to learn that he and Shahid Afridi would be playing in the semifinal.

 

“They were concerned because we are senior players and we have performed against them in the past,” Razzaq added.

 

“If he has dropped me, he should say that it was his (Hafeez’s) decision to drop me, and that he is the captain and it’s his planning.”

 

The allrounder said after the team qualified for the semi-finals it was in high spirits and the players were in favour of fielding an unchanged side for the knockout game.

 

“The only that regret that will remain is that our team lost, and lost out on a world cup,” he said.

 

He pointed out that he was disappointed and upset at missing out on the semifinal because when 57 runs were needed in the last eight overs, it was the ideal situation for him to come in and do something for the team.

 

“I felt hurt at the way I was made to sit outside and watch the team lose. Even former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly said I would have been useful in the lower order on a slow and turning track,” Razzaq stated. (PTI)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014  at Raipur

NK won by 33 runs (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 5 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 55 runs

Photos

CSK vs KKR, Match 1 CLT20 2014

Videos

Anderson plays golf with Jaguar competition winners

Live Cricket Score Cape Cobras vs Northern Knights, CLT20 2014: Northern Knights win by 33 runs via D/L method

Furious MS Dhoni and CSK check out of Hyderabad hotel following Biryani episode

Chris Cairns cleaning bus shelters? Why?

Herbert Chang: The Jamaican of Chinese origin who wasted his life in South Africa

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Kings XI Punjab’s batting gets the extra punch with Thisara Perera’s inclusion

Champions League T20 Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 CSK vs KKR Hobart Hurricanes Hobart Hurricanes vs Kings XI Punjab Kings XI Punjab Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes KKR vs CSK Kolkata Knight Riders Northern Knights Pakistan West Indies

Kane Williamson: Always trying to work on my shots

Northern Knights win by 33 runs through D/L method against Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Cape Cobras consolidate after early breakthrough against Northern Knights in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Hashim Amla dismissed for Cape Cobras against Northern Nights in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Trent Boult dismisses Stiaan van Zyl for Northern Knights against Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Ramesh Saxena: The Bihar mainstay with a restricted Test career

Pananmal Punjabi: A nonagenarian Test opener

Don Bradman’s 99.94 — the hand of Neil Harvey in the average

Chris Cairns cleaning bus shelters? Why?

Cape Cobras vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014 Match 3: Northern Knights’ likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

669 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes (HH) CLT20 2014

Alibaba shares debut at $92.70 on New York Stock Exchange

खाना को चबाने के पाँच फ़ायदें

5 things that make Sonam Kapoor’s Khoobsurat different from Rekha’s original

7 Ways to Plan a Pressure-Free Party

Qubool Hai: Will Aahil make Sanam cry?

सेक्स टिप #2: केला खाकर अपने सेक्स लाइफ को बनाए बेहतर

iPhone 6 launch: Tim Cook kicks off sale at Palo Alto Retail Store, obliges fans with selfies

India and Canada Work Towards Better Trade Ties

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here