Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq feels that current Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya needs to work a lot to reach the level of world-class cricketers.
“Pandya is a good cricketer but he can be a much better all-rounder. It is all about hard work. When you don’t give enough time to the game, it drifts away from you,” he told PTI.
Razzaq doesn’t want Hardik’s comparison with great all-rounders like Imran Khan and Kapil Dev.
He said “Kapil Dev and Imran Khan are the best all-rounders of all time. Hardik is nowhere near that league. Even I was an all-rounder but it doesn’t mean that I would compare myself with Imran bhai”.
Meanwhile, Razzaq also explained how his “baby bowler” comment on Jasprit Bumrah was not put out properly.
“I do not have anything personal against Bumrah. I was simply comparing him with the likes of Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram, Curtly Ambrose, Shoaib Akhtar. It would have been much tougher to face them. My comments were misconstrued.
“He is heading towards becoming a world-class bowler. But in our times, the bowlers were of a much higher caliber. Not many can dispute that.”