Abdul Razzaq is a right arm fast-medium bowler and a right-handed batsman, who represents the Pakistan Cricket Team. Born on 2 December 1979, he emerged in international cricket in 199. Having played over 200 ODIs and nearly 50 Tests for Pakistan, he made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe at his home ground in Gaddafi Stadium in Pakistan, just a month before his seventeenth birthday.
He played for Hyderabad Heroes in the Indian Cricket League in 2007-2008. His excellent skills in the last over of the finals, allowed his team to take a 1-0 lead in the best of three finals. The finals were eventually won by Hyderabad Heroes, 2-0 and Abdul Razzaq a Cricket Hero of sorts.
He also played for the English county level at The Oval and became a favorite player amongst Surrey supporters after he joined the team in June 2008 and helped it win against Sussex by scoring 39 runs from 19 balls
Razzaq signed for the Hampshire County Cricket Club in March 2010 as one of their four overseas players for the English domestic Twenty20 competition and helped the team in their victory against Somerset on finals day at Hampshire’s home ground, the Rose Bowl. Abdul Razzaq is one of 53 players to have achieved the double of 1,000 Test runs and 100 Test wickets. At the age of 20 he became the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick, against Sri Lanka in 2000. He has batted at every position from an opener to No.11 and has played brilliantly at each stage.
The reason he was first noticed was his bowling but it is his batting that has the power to win matches. His bowling is characterized by a galloping approach, reverse-swing and accuracy. He has a wide array of strokes under his belt and is particularly in strong driving through cover and mid-off off both front and back foot.
Abdul Razzaq has signed to play for the Lions franchise a Johannesburg based team in the domestic twenty-over competition in 2012 with his teammate Shahid Afridi.
He has a proud domestic Twenty20 record across continents, with 1815 runs at a strike-rate of 142 and 102 wickets at an average of 20.73 He is a patient player with a persistent eye. He is stable and has no controversy to his name. Rational thinking and clear goals will help Abdul Razzaq rise to become a player who will go down in history as a great player.