With his weird statements, former Pakistan cricketer Abdul Razzaq always grabs headlines, and recently, he did something similar. Razzaq stirred up social media when he discredited Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling skills as the front-line pacer for Team India.
The former all-rounder said that if he was playing, he would have easily dominated Bumrah as he had faced the best bowlers during his playing days. Razzaq didn’t stop there and went too far to call Bumrah a ‘baby bowler’.
“I have played against great bowlers like Glenn McGrath and Wasim Akram, so Bumrah is a baby bowler in front of me, and I could have easily dominated and attacked him,” Razzaq was quoted as saying to Cricket Pakistan.
Razzaq’s comments were obviously not welcomed by cricket fans and experts, and he was trolled heavily on Twitter. And, one of the best replies came from former Indian opener Aakash Chopra.
The cricketer-turned-commentator quoted the headlines on Razzaq’s comments and said, “Another fine example of the fact that growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. Well played.”
Another fine example of the fact that growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. Well played 🙏😝 https://t.co/yLQE6U0KRw
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 5, 2019
In the same interview, Razzaq also said that modern-day cricketers are ordinary, and the players from 1992-2007 were ‘world-class’.
“If you speak to players from 1992 to 2007, they will tell you what cricket was. There were world-class players at that time. Now there are no longer world-class players. There is no depth in bowling, batting or fielding. It is all basic now,” Razzaq added.