‘Shake her hand, she is anything but feminine’, Abdul Razzaq thrashed for sexist remarks against Nida Dar
One of the hosts on the show, Wafa Butt, asked Nida Dar about the women in the Pakistan cricket team and whether they leave cricket once they get married.
Recently, the former Pakistan all-rounder, Abdul Razzaq, and the Pakistani cricketer, Nida Dar from the women’s team appeared on a TV show hosted by the famous actor, Nauman Ijaz. A video clip of the conversation during the talk show has been doing the rounds on social media ever since.
Abdul Razzaq made sexist remarks towards the Pakistani woman cricketer, Nida Dar, during the conversation. The comments by the former Pakistani cricketer have sparked a major debate amongst the fans on social media.
The Sexist Remarks
One of the hosts on the show, Wafa Butt, asked Nida Dar about the women in the Pakistan cricket team and whether they leave cricket once they get married. Nida replied saying:
Some of the women cricketers do leave the sport, but most of them continue to play as they have strived to reach the international level throughout their lives.
At this moment, Abdul Razzaq intervened and passed a sexist remark towards Pakistan’s highest T20 wicket-taker. Razzaq jokingly said:
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]. If you shake her [Dar] hand, she is anything but feminine.
Nida Dar replied and said:
The women involved in professional sport have to maintain a certain level of fitness. Therefore, they are involved in many physical activities, such as going to the gym.
The heated conversation concluded with the host asking Dar about her hairstyle and why she does not grow it long, to which she replied:
I used to keep short hair to play cricket as a child, and so it is comfortable for me like this.
The host Nauman Ijaz backed Nida Dar on her reply.
Watch the video of the viral incident here:
Razzaq is making fun of Nida Dar for looking manly 🤭 pic.twitter.com/ECPBgGdBsp
— Ghumman (@emclub77) July 14, 2021
Abdul Razzaq may have been joking, and the conversation might have been light and fun, but netizens are unwilling to let this slide. The cricketer’s comments have made people call out the sexist comments and take sides.
Here’s what the netizens are saying:
In my mind I am having a breakdown on live TV, I am screaming at Abdul Razzak and all three of them for cornering Nida like that with their sexist and misogynist BS. https://t.co/UEXiKZdzcK
— ماھم (@kiyamusibathai) July 14, 2021
Abdul Razzaq they player was awesome
Abdul Razzaq post retirement in front of a microphone isn’t
Someone needs to tell him he isn’t funny https://t.co/gwcqfizFHl
— Hasaan Saeed (@HasaanSaeed) July 14, 2021
— a (@rays_alpha) July 14, 2021
Always knew Abdul Razzaq was sexist af. This is despicable. He kept on saying sexist stuff about Nida Dar being “manly” and “inki shaadi nai hoti” & everyone else kept laughing.
This is what our women cricketers have to face constantly in this society. https://t.co/7XRaRC9MMH
— Alii (@Bhuut_) July 14, 2021
You became a world class all rounder but your mentality stayed there from where you started your career. Pathetic of you to ridicule a Pakistani star on national TV. Sexism and sense of humour(‘_’) at their peak. https://t.co/urGwnCcmNI
— Haris Malik (@f__ranky) July 14, 2021
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