Ramiz Raja recalls giving guidance to Babar Azam in response to performance criticism. ‘Be happy that cricket isn’t like any other sport in Pakistan’. Ramiz Raja, Chairman of the PCB. Stated that he had a personal chat with Babar Azam in which they reviewed public critiques and performances in depth.
Babar Azam, the captain, complain to chairman Ramiz Raja. About how the public has been criticizing him constantly lately during their conversation. After losing the Asia Cup final and then suffering a 3-4 loss in their home series against England, the Pakistani team’s middle order has been under fire during the last month.
Ramiz also spoke about how he advised Babar to at least consider the public’s criticism favorably because only cricket is still played in Pakistan, while the nation pays little attention to any other sports.
Fans are the owners: Raja Ramiz
“The fans have ownership. This is as big as a product as any of our great institution. They unite Pakistan, bring a smile on the fans’ faces. Everyone is emotionally involved in this team,”Ramiz said
“Babar Azam often tells me ‘dekhiye hamaara kitna criticism hota hai’. I say to him, ‘be happy that cricket isn’t like any other sport in Pakistan where people don’t care about them’. When people are engaged, they will form opinions. As long as they are constructive, no one has a problem,”He added
Now, the Pakistani squad will be aiming for a turnaround in the forthcoming T20 World Cup. They have so far defeated both the hosts and Bangladesh in the present New Zealand T20I tri-series, making them the team to watch out for.
On October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Men in Green will face their bitter rivals India to open their T20 World Cup campaign. Pakistan will play two exhibition games against England and Afghanistan, respectively, on the 17th and 19th of October, before this highly anticipated showdown.
All attention will be on Pakistan’s return to the team for the championship event and pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi. He got effective treatment in the UK for a knee injury that prevented him from participating in the Asia Cup, and as a result, he was rested for the England T20Is.