Razzak leaves cricketing world overwhelmed with emotions
Former national team legendary spinner Abdur Razzak has retired from international cricket. This left-arm spinner has taken the new job in selection panel of the national team. So, he has to say goodbye before joining the new role.
On Saturday (February 13th), Razzak officially announced his retirement at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, known as the ‘Home of Cricket’. At this time, he became emotional. The new selector seemed to be losing the language of expressing his feelings again and again.
Razzak said, “Until yesterday I was able to say I am a cricketer, from now on I have to say something else, which is my job. Maybe I can say the thing easily but not so easy for me. I am still in a daze.”
Razzak’s cricket career began in 1994 when he was admitted to Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP). He played his last match in March last year.
“I have been in cricket since 1994, when I joined BKSP,” the 38-year old cricketer said. “Retiring from that thing….however, it’s pretty normal. There is a time when every human being has to go from one job to another. But as there’s a thing called ‘emotion’, which is working inside me fully. It’s a little difficult for me to say something very well.”
Razzak last played as a player in the only round of the postponed Dhaka Premier League (DPL). He played 13 Tests, 153 ODIs, 34 T20Is for the national team and took near 300 wickets. He’s one of the most successful bowler in Bangladesh cricket history.