Abdul Razaq's another controversial statement on Team India goes viral over social media

Abdul Razzaq's controversial statement about Team India's defeat against Australia in the ODI World Cup 2023 came just within a week of his controversial remarks on Indian actress Aishwarya Rai.

Mathew K
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Abdul Razzaq and Team India (File Photo: Twitter)

Abdul Razzaq and Team India (File Photo: Twitter)

Former star Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq was recently in the controversial headlines after his ‘unexpected’ statement about the Indian Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. However, after an outrage over social media and a backlash from the former cricketers, alongside his own country’s cricket fans, Razzaq apologized for his statement about the actress.

Just within a week after that controversial public statement, the 2009 T20 World Cup-winning former Pakistan all-rounder once came up with a controversial statement and this time he spoke about the defeat of the Indian cricket team against Australia in the final of the ODI World Cup 2023, played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Here's what Abdul Razzaq said about India's defeat 

“Agar sahi baat kare toh aaj cricket jeeti hai. Aap conditions ko apni taraf utilise karke, ye kabhi bhi nahi aisa hota. Agar aaj India jeet jaati toh fir cricket jo hai naa vo India ki taraf ho jaati. Cricket ne bataya ki mai vo cricket hu jo brave hote hai, jo strong hote hai mentally, effort krte hai, jaan maarte hai, mai unke saath hu. Khushi iss cheej ki hai aaj ki agar India jeet jaati na to hume bahut jyada afsos hota iss sense mei ki vo conditions ko utilise kar rahi thi. Kuch na kuch toh hai conditions mei. Bilkul fair pitches honi chahiye, bilkul fair atmosphere hona chahiye, ki dono teams ke liye balance hona chahiye. Aaj bhi India ne advantage liya, agar Kohli 100 kar jaate toh India ye World Cup jeet jaati (If I am being honest, cricket won. They were using the conditions to their advantage. Had India won the World Cup, it would have been a sad moment for cricket. Cricket made it clear that it helps the team who are brave and mentally strong. If India would have won, I would have felt very bad. The pitches should be fair, the atmosphere should be fair and there should be balance for both teams. India tried to take advantage even in the final and if Kohli scored another century, India would have once again won the match,” said Razzaq in a Pakistan-based TV show ‘Hasna Mana Hai’ of anchor Tabish Hashmi.

Notably, the defeat in the final of the ODI World Cup 2023, against Australia was the only match in the tournament Rohit Sharma’s men lost after an unbeaten streak of 10 successive wins in 10 matches, including the semi-final against New Zealand.

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