Pakistani star all-rounder Abdul Razzaq announced that he will be returning to first-class cricket this season as captain of the PTV side in Pakistan’s domestic season, according to media reports.
The 38-year-old all-rounder, who last played a first-class match in 2014, was unable to carry his domestic career further after his team ZTBL was relegated to Grade II, however, they are now expected to make a return to Grade I cricket.
Razzaq has been drafted by the PTV to captain their side this season and he hopes his performances get him a chance to feature in the next edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
He said, “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,” Razzaq hoped, aiming to be drafted as a player in the upcoming edition.
It is pertinent to mention that the fiery all-rounder, who was famous for his hard-hitting, was the bowling coach of the PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators in the last edition.
Razzaq told media that he had already told selectors about his plans 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.”
INTERNATIONAL COMEBACK NOT ON AGENDA:
The Lahore-born further said that getting a call-up for the international side is not on his agenda.
“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,” he concluded.