Former cricketer and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq recently appeared in a TV show hosted by Nauman Ijaz with Pakistan women’s cricket team’s Nida Dar, where he passed sexist comments about her.
During the show, one of the members interrupted Dar while she was talking about her profession and said that women cricketers leave their profession and get married.
Abdul Razzaq was quick to jump in, saying, “Oh, they don’t get married.”
“Their field is as such. When they become cricketers, they strive to be as equal as their male counterparts, if not better than them. They want to prove that not only men, but they can also do it as well. The feeling [to get married] is gone [by the time they excel].”
“Aap inko hath mila kay dekh lein, yeh larki to nahi lagtein,” said Razzaq. (If you shake her [Dar’s] hand, she is anything but feminine).
People on social media are calling out Razzaq over his sexist comments.