Not part of Pakistan's Test plans anymore: Razzaq

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 31, 2009 07:10 hrs

Karachi: Retirement may still be a long way off for Abdul Razzaq but the veteran Pakistan all-rounder says with selectors not too keen on him anymore, his Test career is now as good as over.

Razzaq said the selectors had conveyed to him that they were not considering him as part of their Test team plans and wanted him to focus more on One-dayers and Twenty20 matches.

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"I have no issues with that. I have around two years of international cricket left in me and doing well in next year's Twenty20 World Cup and then in the 2011 World Cup for my team are now my main ambitions," he said.

The 30-year-old, who has played 46 Tests, 237 ODIs and nine Twenty20 Internationals, said with the increasing number of limited overs cricket being played internationally, keeping oneself fit for these forms was in itself a demanding task.

"Critics say I have lost my pace and sting in my bowling but I don't think that is true. My performances for Pakistan since returning to the national team this year in the T20 World Cup as far as my bowling is concerned is a clear indication I am the same cricketer and bowler that I was in 2007 when I joined the Indian Cricket League," he said.

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The all-rounder, who joined ICL after being dropped from Pakistan's Twenty20 squad in 2007, said he is happy to be back in the national team.

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