Razzaq announces retirement, wants farewell match

Razzaq announces retirement, wants farewell match | pakistantribe.com

LAHORE – Renowned Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has announced formal retirement from the international cricket and hoped he would get a farewell game as did Younis, Misbah get.

Razzaq made this announcement while exclusively speaking to The Express Tribune.

Razzaq last represented Pakistan in 2013 during a T20I game, while he hasn’t played in an ODI since 2011.

His last Test was even further back, having last played the game’s longest format way back in 2006. The 37-year-old last played in a domestic match back in January 2015 but had been hoping of an unlikely return to the national side but has now realized a call-up will not be forthcoming.

“A time comes when every player has to retire and I think this is the right time for me to do so. I have been out of cricket for the past three to four years, so it is really difficult to make a comeback now,” Razzaq told The Express Tribune.
Razzaq joined PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators’ coaching staff this year. He has also shown interest in coaching youngsters.

Farewell match

Razzaq — who represented Pakistan in 343 matches across all formats — hopes of getting a farewell match alongside stalwarts Misbah and Younus. “Every cricketer who has served the national team for so long wishes to retire on a high and to have a good farewell,” he said. “So if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) thinks I should get a farewell, then I’ll be happy to play that match.”

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