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Pakistan has more cricket talent than India, says Abdul Razzaq

Abdul Razzaq is against comparing cricketers from the two arch rival nations

Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has said that cricketers from his country must not be compared with Indian cricketers, while declaring that his country produces more talent in the sport than the world dominating Indian cricket team.

Pakistan’s incumbent captain across formats, Babar Azam, has time and again been compared with Indian modern maestro in Virat Kohli who has dominated bowlers for the last six years also around the world. 

“Firstly, we should not say such a thing [compare Virat Kohli with Babar Azam]. You can’t compare Indian players with Pakistan players because Pakistan has more talent. If you look at our history, we have so many great players who we can draw comparisons with like Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saeed Anwar, Javed Miandad, Zaheer Abbas and Ijaz Ahmed,”

Razzaq told Cricket Pakistan.

“Virat Kohli and Babar Azam are completely different players. If we want to compare the two, then it’s important to hold matches between Pakistan and India and then judge who is a better player. Virat Kohli is a good player and he has performed well against Pakistan. I have nothing against him but if Indians don’t compare their players with Pakistan, then we shouldn’t do that as well,”

Razzaq claimed.

Razzaq’s comments come a few days after India qualified for the final of the first ever ICC world test championship final, to be played in June against New Zealand at Southampton.India finished at the top of the points table with 520 points whereas Pakistan finished fifth with 286 points from their 5.5 series compared to India’s 6.

India are also placed at the top of the ICC Kings 14 centres cricket but 120 ratings points, 30 more than Pakistan who are once again placed fifth. In ODI format, India are placed second 117 points, once again far ahead than Pakistan who are at sixth spot with exactly 100 points. Even in the shortest format, where Pakistan remained world No 1 in T20 internationals for a significant amount of time in recent years, India are placed second with 268 rating points compared to Pakistan’s 260, which places them at the fourth spot.