Shoaib Akhtar and Abdul Razzaq, two titans of the cricket world, have played for Pakistan on every stage and made the country proud. But, if you’ve ever wondered how Shoaib Akhtar managed to come out ahead of Abdul Razzaq in the batting lineup then here’s your answer. In a funny video posted to his Instagram, Shoaib Akhtar reveals his secret to being moved up in the batting order. And, it’s not what you’d expect.
In the video, Shoaib Akhtar can be seen batting and beautifully hitting the ball before he turns to the camera and states, “This is the reason why Razzaq was demoted and I was promoted”. But he doesn’t just stop there, he goes on to reveal the true and rather hilarious secret behind his rise in the batting order, “I developed a good relationship with Javed Bhai (Javed Miandad), and had Razzaq moved down…and then went up myself”.
Shoaib Akhtar also mentions in the video that when his former teammate, Abdul Razzaq, asked him how he went out ahead in the line up, he quipped “This is called a ‘relationship'”.
This is not the first time either of them have told funny stories about the other. They are old friends and can be frequently seen making jokes and bantering with each other. For instance, in this clip Abdul Razzaq crows about beating Shoaib Akhtar in the ‘grand final’ of their snooker game.