It has been a perfect switch from the rebel Indian Cricket League to the mainstream for Abdul Razzaq but the Pakistani all-rounder on Thursday said the transition has not been easy as being away from international circuit for almost two years has affected his fitness.
The all-rounder made a successful comeback to the team in the World Twenty20 taking three key wickets with the new ball in the final against Sri Lanka.
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"I would say it was a satisfying comeback but it is not easy shifting from ICL to international cricket. There is a big difference. I am now working hard on my fitness and hopefully by the end of the tour of Sri Lanka I would be back to my best fitness standards," he said.
"I missed playing for Pakistan. The ICL was one way of satisfying my passion for cricket. It also helped me financially but I think in hindsight I would not repeat the same mistake," he added.