Abdul Razzaq will go down as one of the most genuine all-rounders that the game of cricket has ever produced. Razzaq, a right-hand aggressive batsman, also bowled right-arm fast-medium. A good reader of the batsman’s mind, he bowled with the new ball, as a one-change bowler and also during the death overs.
During his 17-year long international career, Razzaq scored 7,419 runs and picked up 389 wickets across formats for Pakistan. At the age of 16, he made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at Lahore. His last international assignment came in a T20I against South Africa at Dubai in 2013.
One of his fondest memories on the field includes smashing Australian legend, Glenn McGrath, for five consecutive fours in an ODI match.
During the sixth match of the Carlton & United Series in 2000 at Sydney, Pakistan were set a target of 287 in 50 overs. Razzaq, who had registered bowling figures of 10-0-56-2 in the match, was sent in at No. 3 to match with the soaring required run rate. He ended up scoring 40 (38) with the help of seven fours.
Razzaq up the ante against McGrath in the 11th over. Watch the full video: