Pak all-rounder Razzaq slams selectors for Sri Lanka snub

Karachi: Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has lashed out at the selectors for advising him to play and perform well in domestic cricket if he wants to be considered for national selection.

"The selectors are quick to advise senior players who have given years of service to Pakistan cricket to show their form in domestic cricket. How can we expect justice from selectors who get positions in the board because of public relations," the Daily Times quoted Razzaq, as saying.

"I think after having played 15 years of international cricket I don`t need to prove myself. I am disappointed that the selectors didn`t even bother to call me and ask me to prove my fitness before announcing the squad for the Sri Lanka tour," he said.

Razzaq, who has played 46 Tests and 265 ODIs, said he would continue to perform in foreign leagues.

"I think my performance in foreign leagues is enough to show everyone I am fit and doing well. I will be going to England and will try to prove my form and fitness with my performances," he said.

The 32-year-old said no coach, including former Pakistan coaches, Waqar Younis and Mohsin Khan, could utilise his experience and skills properly.

"I was never even sure about my batting position all these years," he said.

Razzaq has not been considered for selection since he played against Sri Lanka last November in the UAE.