Abdul Razzaq slammed for controversial remarks about Aishwarya Rai
LAHORE: (Web Desk) Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq Tuesday stirred up a controversy with his remarks about Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai during a media interaction focused primarily on criticism of Babar Azam-led Pakistan’s poor performance in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
Former star cricketers including Shahid Afridi attended the media interaction during which Abdul Razzaq made the controversial remark about Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai when asked about Pakistan’s performance in the World Cup.
Abdul Razzaq raised serious concerns about the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and employed a startling analogy to critique their methodology.
He said, “If you think that by marrying Aishwarya Rai, a good and pious kid would be born, it would never happen.”
He slammed the PCB by using this analogy, stating that the intentions of the cricket’s governing body must be pure.
Interestingly, instead of condemning or interrupting Abdul Razzaq’s statements, Shahid Afridi was seen laughing and clapping in response.
Netizens slammed Abdul Razzaq for his comments on the Bollywood actress.
This is the mentality of Pakistani cricketers. Shame on you Abdul Razzaq for commenting on AishwaryaRai
Shameful example given by AbdulRazzak
— 💪🎭..Rai ji..💪🎭 (@Vinod_r108) November 14, 2023
Former Pakistan’s fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar also condemned the statement made by Abdul Razzaq.
I highly condemn the inappropriate joke/comparison made by Razzaq.
No woman should be disrespected like this.
People seated beside him should have raised their voice right away rather than laughing & clapping.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 14, 2023
Razzaq also highlighted how Younis Khan’s constructive leadership had instilled confidence in him, motivating an improvement in performance.
He said, “Younis Khan had good intentions as a captain and it gave me confidence to perform better. Actually, we don’t have good intentions to develop and polish players in Pakistan.”
Nonetheless, he underscored a perceived deficiency in the PCB’s commitment to developing and refining players’ skills.