Strongly criticizing Shoaib Akhtar, Rameez Raja said have you ever seen Gavaskar criticizing Dravid? It happens in our country that a former cricketer criticizes another cricketer.
Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Rameez Raja has lashed out at Shoaib Akhtar after his comments on star batsman Babar Azam. Recently on a local news channel, Shoaib Akhtar criticized the communication skills of Babar Azam and said that the Pakistan captain cannot speak English properly. Shoaib Akhtar was also criticized for this. Apart from this, he also said that there are no brands in Pakistan cricket except a few people.
In such a situation, Rameez Raja called Shoaib Akhtar a “superstar of delusion”. Also said that it is more important for him to be a human being first.
Rameez Raja said, “Shoaib Akhtar is a delusional superstar. Recently he also had a dispute with Kamran Akmal. He wants everyone to become a brand, but it is more important to be a human being first. Be a human being then a brand.” Our former players bring down our cricket brand by making misleading statements. You will never see this happening in our neighboring country. You will never see Sunil Gavaskar criticizing Rahul Dravid. This happens only in Pakistan, where ex-players don’t let others do their job professionally.
On Shoaib Akhtar, Rameez Raja further said that he would need a degree first to become the PCB chairman. Rameez said, “To become eligible for the chairmanship of PCB, he needs to obtain a bachelor’s degree first. Shoaib Akhtar, who made his international debut for Pakistan in 1997, played only 46 Tests, 163 ODIs, and 15 T20Is. His career was marred by injuries.