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Razzaq lashes out at skipper Hafeez

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Abdul Razzaqphoto: AP
Abdul Razzaqphoto: AP

The first signs of discontent in the Pakistan team after its ouster from the World Twenty20 have surfaced with experienced allrounder Abdul Razzaq expressing his disappointment at being dropped from the lost semifinal against Sri Lanka.

“I know the team management didn’t drop me it was Hafeez and he should now speak up and admit it was his own decision,” Razzaq said.

Hafeez, on returning to Pakistan on Saturday, had claimed that the decision to drop Razzaq was taken by the team management since they wanted to play someone who could bowl spin.

Razzaq was played in just one match of the tournament against Australia in which he scored a useful 22 runs but was not given a single over by his captain.

In the very next match against Sri Lanka, Hafeez preferred to pick Sohail Tanvir in place of Razzaq in a low scorer -- a decision which has been criticised by former players and critics. He pointed out that he was disappointed and upset at missing out on the semifinal because when 57 runs were needed in the last eight overs, it was the ideal situation for him to come in and do something for the team.PTI


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