India and Pakistan have always been encircled by the political vendetta and despite that recently the discussions related to coaching each other ignited. Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq recently expressed interest in coaching Hardik Pandya on his bowling and hitting skills.
Razzaq, who scored over 5,000 runs for Pakistan and took nearly 270 wickets in ODIs, came up with his viewpoint about the ace Indian all-rounder after the India-West Indies match at the same Old Trafford on Thursday. Razzaq took to Twitter to give some suggestion to Pandya.
He tweeted: “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.”
So today I have been closely observing Hardik pandya and I feel like I see a lot of faults in his body’s balance when hitting the bowl hardly and I observed his footwork aswell and I see that also let’s him down sometimes and I feel like if I give him Coaching in for example UAE
— Abdul Razzaq (@ARazzaqPak) June 27, 2019
Former India Test opener Aakash Chopra appreciated Razzaq for his suggestions and asked the latter to do the same with Faheem Ashraf, the 25-year-old promising bowling all-rounder who has spent just a year in international cricket and played 23 ODIs so far. He was also in the preliminary for the World Cup.
But Ashraf’s dismal performance in the ODI series against England just ahead of the World Cup saw him getting dropped from the team, alongside Junaid Khan and Abid Ali. The trio was replaced by Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, and Asif Ali, respectively, who have done more than the decent job till now.
Chopra Tweeted: ” Nice of Abdul Razzak to offer assistance…but wouldn’t it be nice for Pakistan if he invested the same effort in Fahim Ashraf?? Just asking…. what’s the view from across the border on this? #Pandya #CWC19″.
Nice of Abdul Razzak to offer assistance…but wouldn’t it be nice for Pakistan if he invested the same effort in Fahim Ashraf?? Just asking…. what’s the view from across the border on this? #Pandya #CWC19
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 28, 2019
Razzaq also received some negative reactions as some said that he was not something to be taken seriously, others said he should instead focus on his own country’s players before offering to coach to players from other sides.