NEW DELHI: Veteran Indian pacer
a ‘baby bowler’ and has urged fans not to pay out much too considerably heed to these types of “more than-the-prime statements” and need to alternatively just giggle.
“Soon after getting faced planet course bowlers in my time, I would have experienced no issue from a bowler like Bumrah. Pressure would have been on him,” Razzaq explained to Cricket Pakistan in an interview.
“I have performed towards wonderful bowlers like Glenn McGrath and Wasim Akram, so Bumrah is a toddler bowler in entrance of me and I could have quickly dominated and attacked him,” the previous Pakistan all-rounder included.
On Thursday, Pathan took to social media and recalled a assertion manufactured by previous Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad in 2004, wherever he experienced stated that bowlers like Pathan could be located in each individual avenue of Pakistan.
“Irfan jese bowlers hamari gali gali mein paae jate hay” par jab jab ye galli bowler inke samne khela har baar inki gilliyan nikal ke rakh di. Ask for to all followers not to pay any warmth to individuals needless over the prime statements. Just read through and snicker (sic),” Pathan tweeted as he did not consider any names but used ‘#Bumrah’, which hinted that he was responding to Razzaq’s statements.
“Irfan jese bowlers hamari gali gali mein paae jate hay” par jab jab ye galli bowler inke samne khela har baar inki… https://t.co/K3mG8lUwmz
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1575559328000
Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra also took a dig at Razzaq for his comments and tweeted: “Another high-quality case in point of the reality that rising old is necessary, growing up is optional. Very well played.”
In 2004, when Pakistan have been planning to host India for a Test sequence, Miandad experienced stated: “Your Irfan Pathans are in every single gully and mohalla of Pakistan. We you should not even trouble to glimpse at them.”
Nevertheless, in fewer than 24 months, for the duration of the Karachi Exam, Pathan went on to become the only bowler in the history to take a hat-trick in the to start with about of the match.
Bumrah is at this time the No. 1 ranked bowler in ODIs. Recovering from an harm that has stored him out of the game for some time, Bumrah is functioning on his strength and fitness below Delhi Capitals’ coach Rajnikanth Sivagnanam.
The lanky pacer missed the series in opposition to South Africa and Bangladesh owing to a tension fracture. He went as a result of an evaluation submit the Diwali crack, which unveiled that his recovery is on observe and he is probably to be accessible for the New Zealand tour