In the late 90s, Abdul Razzaq was given a place in the national side of Pakistan. Razzaq played for the under 19 and later in the domestic cricket to get his name in the team. The performances were there and he immediately took charge in international cricket as well.
His inclusion in the side gave Pakistan strength in the batting and bowling both. Razzaq was a genuine all-rounder who had a knack of picking up wickets as well as hammering the ball to all parts of the ground with his hard hitting batting abilities.
In South Africa in the mid-90s, he played his first major knock of 46. Razzaq came down in the lower middle order and struck a gutsy 46. That inning proved out to be a thumping stone in his international career and fans realized that he could bat very well.
Razzaq first carved Lance Klausner through point to get his first boundary. This shot was so perfectly played that Razzaq made a pose after hitting the ball. The shot clearly annoyed Klausner and he gestured that the next one would be a bouncer.
Razzaq hardly bothered about what Klausner pointed out to him because he rammed him on the off side twice after this shot. Both the shots went through covers. Razzaq was right behind the line of the ball and him just claimed the ball into the gaps. Razzaq has been a true inspiration for youngsters. He was a brilliant all-rounder and a great match finisher.