Pakistani cricketer Abdul Razzaq had been facing severe backlash since he made disrespectful comments regarding Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai in an interview. His distasteful comments on the actress has made him the target of a lot of criticism by people, saying that he should be ashamed of disrespecting a woman in such a manner. In a press event, where he was speaking about the Pakistani team’s dismal conduct in the 2023 World Cup, the cricketer took a dig at the PCB along with a remark about the actress.
While speaking to the press, he stated “Younis Khan had good intentions as a captain and gave me confidence to perform better. Everyone over here is talking about the intention and Pakistan’s team. Actually, we don’t have good intentions to develop and polish players in Pakistan. If you think that by marrying Aishwarya Rai, a good and pious kid would be born, it would never happen.”
Yousaf condemning Razzaq’s remarks
In his latest tweet, former Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Yousaf said that he feels sorry for Razzaq as a cricketer and that this is really wrong of him. He tweeted “As a cricketer, I feel sorry that Abdul Razzaq made comments about an Indian actress in a media talk. I hope he will be ashamed of what he said and apologise.” Shahid Afridi and Umar Gul have been further criticised for sitting there calmly, laughing and clapping on Razzaq’s distasteful remarks.
Pakistan’s forgettable World Cup campaign
In the 2023 World Cup tournament, Pakistan finished fifth on the ICC Points Table and couldn’t qualify for the semifinals. Though it went on a flying start winning the first two matches of the tournament, it faced 4 consecutive losses which made its 2023 World Cup campaign forgettable for Babar’s Men. Skipper Babar Azam is also being targeted since for his leadership abilities, there is a chance that the 29-year old skipper can face a replacement soon.