Danish Kaneria slams Abdul Razzaq for claiming Pakistan has better talents than India

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Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria on Wednesday (October 6) slammed Abdul Razzaq for claiming Pakistan has more talented cricketers than India.

Recently, Razzaq had said that people would have found out how good Pakistan is if there were series against India regularly.

“I don’t think India can compete with Pakistan. The kind of talent Pakistan has is entirely different and I don’t think is a good thing for cricket that India and Pakistan are not having matches,” Razzaq remarked.

But Kaneria doesn’t feel Pakistan can catch the current Indian team and he called Razzaq’s claim ‘nonsense’. “Pakistan doesn’t have stability in their batting and bowling.

Nonsense, how will you catch this Indian team? There are issues in forming the Pakistan team itself. Where is your batting who will win you matches? England’s B team defeated us. The selection looks in shambles, it’s a very poor statement to make,” he said on his YouTube channel.

The 40-year-old added that Team India have proved themselves by displaying top performances consistently in every department. He also named the likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant to show how ahead India is.

“It was not expected from an international-level cricketer whose stature is so high in Pakistan. India has the upper hand over Pakistan. India has been performing well in every department. They have players like Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, etc. How will you get them out?,” he said.

Kaneria recalled Razzaq’s statement from the past against Jasprit Bumrah in which he called the Indian pacer a ‘baby bowler’. The ex-Pakistan leg-spinner rates Bumrah very high and he lauded his ability to bowl perfect yorkers.

“Earlier also, Razzaq commented on Bumrah. After Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, I have never seen anyone bowl a yorker as perfect as Bumrah bowls. There is no better bowler born in Pakistan who nails a yorker like Bumrah. His bowling is outstanding. No bowler even comes close to Bumrah from Pakistan who can give him competition,” he said.

India and Pakistan will clash in the upcoming T20 World Cup on October 24.