"Babar said 'dekhiye hamaara kitna criticism hota hai"- Ramiz Raza reveals a shocking chat with Babar Azam
The Pakistan cricket team has had some mixed performances in the past few months, which included a loss in the Asia Cup final at the hands of Sri Lanka, and then they failed to win the series against England at home. The English team won the series 4-3.
However, one of the prime reasons for this below average performance was the non-performance of the middle-order batsmen for Pakistan, which resulted in a load of criticism for the team. Fans bashed the Men in Green because of the inconsistency of the batting line-up.
Notably, apart from Mohammad Rizwan, other batters, including skipper Babar Azam, haven't had good numbers in the last 10-12 T20Is. Thus, the team faced a lot of criticism from the trolls, which seems to have affected the team to a certain extent.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ramiz Raza, has had a shocking chat with the skipper, Babar Azam. In an interview on Samaa TV, Ramiz said the criticism from the fans is acceptable until it is constructive. He added that fans have the right to criticise the team when they fail because they are emotionally involved with the game.
Ramiz made a shocking revelation when Babar said to him, "Babar Azam often tells me ‘dekhiye hamaara kitna criticism hota hai."
Replying to the Pakistan skipper, Ramiz said that in Pakistan, cricket is the No. 1 sport because everyone is engaged in it. Everyone will have an opinion on the same, so there is no need to think about this so much.
The PCB chairman, furthermore, spoke on the success Pakistan had under Babar Azam. He highlighted the 10-wicket win in the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE last year and reaching the finals of the Asia Cup 2022.
Ramiz also took a slight dig at the Indian team and said, "I never saw Pakistan beating India (in World Cup), now they have done it. But then, people say, ‘ok, this has happened. Let's move on'. You should pause a little and recognize their achievements. We have defeated a billion-dollar cricket industry. It isn't easy."