In a recent talk with former Pakistani cricketers, Abdul Razzaq stirred up controversy with his unexpected comments about Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai. The media initially focused on questioning Pakistan’s performance in the ICC World Cup 2023, but Razzaq took the conversation in a surprising direction.
During the interaction, which included Shahid Afridi and Umar Gul, Abdul Razzaq’s statements went too far, drawing criticism from fellow former players. Rather than disapproving of the remarks, Afridi was seen laughing and clapping along.
Former players had already expressed dissatisfaction with the Pakistan cricket team’s performance in the World Cup, emphasizing the team’s struggles against dominant rivals.
Razzaq, aiming his critique at the Pakistan Cricket Board, brought up the example of Younis Khan’s captaincy. He stressed the importance of good intentions for player development in Pakistan and made a startling analogy involving Aishwarya Rai, suggesting that having good intentions alone might not guarantee positive results.
“Younis Khan had a good intention as a captain and it gave me confidence to perform better. Everyone over here is taking about the intention and Pakistan’s team. Actually, we don’t have good intention to develop and polish players in Pakistan. If you think that by marrying Aishwarya Rai, a good and pious kid would be wrong, it would never happen,” he said.