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Razzak doesn't dream big anymore


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Jannatul Naym Pieal

Abdur Razzak, the veteran spinner has been out of the team for more than a year now. He was ruled out of the team because of running out of form. But he always tried to get back to form and that he has been successful is evident in his performance in the domestic circuit. Everyone thought he would call it a day after being ignored in Bangladesh’s World Cup squad. But he never gave up.

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Razzak was determined to make a return and although that opportunity never came his way, he just kept playing his own way. But despite his continuous brilliance in the field, he continues to be overlooked, which definitely is a matter of great disappointment for a player like Razzak, who devoted his entire life to the game of cricket.

“I don’t expect much nowadays. I just try to do well wherever I get to play. I play for myself, I play for my own mental satisfaction. I try to stick to my strength. I don’t know if I will ever get to play for national team. I totally depends on the team management,” Razzak was quoted as saying by priyo.com.

Khulna Division have clinched their fourth NCL title this season under his captaincy. He was instrumental in the success, as he was not only a great leader but was the best performer of his side as well. After notching up a five-wicket haul in the last day of the league against Rangpur Division, his wicket tally climbed up to 28. As a result, even though he is out of the national radar, he has once again brought himself into the headlines, and that through nothing else but his on-field performance.

“Yes, I am happy. What is more pleasing is not my individual performance but the success of my team. We always had our target on the title but when it comes real in the end, it’s really amazing,” Razzak said.

After the completion of the NCL, Razzak, who got 207 ODI wickets in his career, is now shifting his focus on the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). This season he will represent the Sylhet Superstars. He said, “We have got a good squad. Hopefully we will be able to form a balanced side. But it’s also true that every single team is strong enough to emerge as hard contender. So overall it will be challenging to win the title.”

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