Karachi, Aug.23 (ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is disappointed after being dropped from the national squad and ignored for the ICC Champions Trophy, but has vowed to make a come back soon.
Razzaq, who lost his place to Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, said he had regained his rhythm and was looking forward for the Champions Trophy to cement his place in the national squad.
"I'm obviously disappointed at being dropped for the Champions Trophy.I had regained my fitness and was looking forward to playing in the tournament. But I'm very much hopeful of making a comeback soon," Razzaq said.
Razzaq, who quit the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) to play for the country, made a remarkable comeback with a series of useful performances in the ICC Twenty20 World Championship. However, he struggled to continue the good from during the Sri Lanka series.
Although he performed satisfactorily with the ball, it was his batting that let him down in the series and probably the prime factor behind being selector dropped from the squad.
Razzaq said he had been in similar position in the past and come out of it though hard work.
"I've never avoided hard work and am willing to put in the hours in order to get back my place in the Pakistan team," The News quoted Razzaq, as saying.
The veteran of 234 one-day internationals and 46 Tests said he has no regrets over quitting the cash-rich ICL.
"It (ICL) is a thing of the past and all I'm interested now is to focus on my career with the Pakistan team," Razzaq said. (ANI)