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Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq hogged the limelight with his open admission on a TV show that he had several extramarital affairs over the course of his life.
While making some bold comments during the TV show, he even mentioned that the affairs even had an “expiry date”. The 39-year-old said that “some of these affairs lasted for a year and some of them lasted for about one and a half years.”
Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq stating that he had 5-6 extramarital affairs (video courtesy Aap News) pic.twitter.com/GP0dOSQELa
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) July 17, 2019
At one point, the anchor even tried to clear the air by asking if the affairs were all post his marriage, and Razzaq confessed that they all happened after he tied the knot.
Razzaq’s Coaching Offer for Hardik Pandya
Recently, Razzaq had claimed that he can make India cricketer Hardik Pandya one of the best all-rounders in the world. After India’s round-robin match against West Indies in the recently concluded World Cup, Razzaq had said Pandya’s game had weaknesses, which needed to be worked upon.
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“Today I have been closely observing Hardik Pandya and I see a lot of faults in his body balance while hitting the bowl hard. I observed his footwork as well and I see that has also let him down sometimes,” Razzaq had tweeted.
“If I can give him coaching, for example in the UAE, I can make him one of the best all-rounders, if not the best. If the BCCI wants to make him a better all-rounder I will always be available,” he added.
Razzaq played 265 ODIs for Pakistan in which he had notched up 5,080 runs with three centuries and 23 half-centuries under his belt. With the ball, he had 269 wickets to his name with the best figures of 6/35 in ODI cricket.
Similarities between Razzaq, Pandya
Soon after, fans were quick to point out similarities between him and India’s Hardik Pandya who had also made akin comments during an interview and had subsequently faced a ban from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The BCCI has issued a show cause notice to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul seeking an explanation after their comments on the TV show Koffee with Karan. https://t.co/M1n9aGEAzw
— Twitter Moments India (@MomentsIndia) January 9, 2019
A statement on the BCCI’s official website read: “The CoA (Committee of Administrators) in accordance with the BCCI has decided to suspend Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul from playing any form of cricket after their comments on a TV show.”