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Indian players cannot be compared to Pakistani players because Pakistan has more talent: Abdul Razzaq

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  • Abdul Razzaq was answering a question on comparison between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam
  • Razzaq said that Pakistan has more talent and so comparison with Indian players was not possible
  • Babar Azam will go on to break all the records: Abdul Razzaq

Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has said that a comparison between India and Pakistan players was not possible as the former has produced more talented players.

The 41-year-old said it in response to a question on comparison between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. Notably, the two stars have often been compared for their cricketing talents and exploits around the world.

“Firstly, we should not say such a thing [compare Virat Kohli with Babar Azam]. You can’t compare Indian players with Pakistan players because Pakistan has more talent,” Razzaq told Cricket Pakistan in an interview.

“If you look at our history, we have so many great players who we can draw comparisons with like Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saeed Anwar, Javed Miandad, Zaheer Abbas and Ijaz Ahmed,” he added.

Further, Abdul Razzaq added that India and Pakistan will have to play against each other if a proper comparison was to be made between Kohli and Babar.

He also pointed out that Indians do not draw comparisons between player from their country and Pakistan.

“Virat Kohli and Babar Azam are completely different players. If we want to compare the two, then it’s important to hold matches between Pakistan and India and then judge who is a better player.

“Virat Kohli is a good player and he has performed well against Pakistan. I have nothing against him but if Indians don’t compare their players with Pakistan, then we shouldn’t do that as well,” Razzaq said.

“He [Babar Azam] played under me for five to six years at ZTBL and I never dropped him as captain. He was very talented and a very decent batsman.

He proved himself [on the world stage] and is now the number one batsman,” he said. “If we look after him properly, he will go on to break all the records,” Razzaq said.

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