Abdul Razzaq praises Mohammed Shami, raises his religionJuly 2, 2019
Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is making headlines once again after his controversial comments on a local news channel about India’s fast bowlers, especially Mohammed Shami.
Razzaq was reviewing India’s performance in the World Cup 2019 match against England during which he praised Shami for being a Muslim and giving his best performance for the country but criticized the other bowlers for not living up to expectations.
On Sunday, Mohammed Shami became the 2nd bowler after Shahid Afridi to take 4 wickets for the 3rd successive match in World Cup history. After bagging 4-wicket hauls against Afghanistan and West Indies, Shami picked his maiden 5-wicket haul to stop a rampaging England batting line-up from doing further damage.
“Shami to hai bhi Musalman, jo ki achi baat hai. Wo pura jor laga raha tha match mein (Translation- Shami is a Muslim, which is a good thing and he was trying his best in the match),” Abdul Razzaq told a local television channel.