Nida Dar subjected to sexist comments by Abdul Razzaq

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Nida Dar was subjected to sexist comments by former Pakistan men’s allrounder Abdul Razzaq. Dar was appearing on a show about women in sports where Razzaq was also present.

“Their field is as such. When they become cricketers, they strive to be as equal as their male counterparts, if not better than them,” said Razzaq on the show.

“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 hands, you won’t even feel she’s a girl.”

Dar, though, replied in a dignified manner and said women have to work equally hard to be good on the field.

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“Our profession is such that we have to do batting, bowling and every other thing [that the sport requires] which needs fitness,” said Dar.

“So yes your body does become hard. If I hadn’t been a cricketer, I would have definitely been a [sports] professional of some sort.”

The 34-year-old also was mocked for her short hairstyle and asked why she couldn’t sport long hair.

“You absolutely can play with long hair. But for someone who has kept her hair short, it could affect her game,” she concluded.