Former opener and present cricket commentator, Ramiz Raja, got here below fireplace on social media for his feedback relating to the Pakistan and Zimbabwe Take a look at sequence. Ramiz mentioned that the Pakistani followers would change to different sports activities if such sequence maintain occurring in worldwide cricket. He added that Zimbabwe ought to cease taking part in Take a look at cricket for a while and switch their focus solely in direction of limited-overs cricket.
His feedback got here after Pakistan comfortably received the two-match Take a look at sequence, registering an innings victory in each matches as a weak Zimbabwe aspect was unable to place up a combat in opposition to a strong Pakistan Take a look at aspect.
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Zimbabwe was unfortunate all through the tour, as they’d misplaced key 5 first-team gamers by damage and numerous causes, together with the captain Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, and Kyle Jarvis.
Ramiz’s feedback didn’t sit properly with cricket followers, and specialists reminding him of varied such sequence prior to now.
Let’s take a look on the social media reactions:
Famed cricket author, Jarrod Kimber, reminded Ramiz of the transformation of the primary Take a look at aspect on the planet.
New Zealand received their first Take a look at sequence 39 years after they started.
They’re within the first World Take a look at Championship. https://t.co/aQA64148Dx
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) Might 10, 2021
Famend cricket journalist, Faizan Lakhani, identified Zimbabwe’s Take a look at file in opposition to Pakistan. Pakistan drew the Take a look at sequence 1-1 on their final Take a look at tour of the nation, in 2013.
Weaker groups will solely enhance in the event that they often play robust and higher ranked sides. We will’t isolate a workforce saying oh they aren’t too good to play with us. Zimbabwe received extra exams (3) in opposition to Pak than any workforce apart from Bangladesh (7). https://t.co/USNEARzmox
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) Might 10, 2021
Zimbabwean journalist, Adam Theo, wasn’t happy with Ramiz’s feedback, particularly after Zimbabwe was the primary worldwide workforce to tour Pakistan in 2015, after the 2009 assault on the Sri Lankan workforce.
Fascinating. It’s forgotten that Zimbabwe took a threat and toured Pakistan after years of not being allowed to host dwelling video games. And within the spirit of cricket, that is the way you repay them Mr Raja?
— Adam Theo🇿🇼🏏 (@AdamTheofilatos) Might 10, 2021
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Cricket has this very bizarre insecurity in itself – or perception that international locations can enhance.
When Panama certified for the Soccer World Cup, nobody fearful it will break the game https://t.co/zwNeqYcSyY
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) Might 10, 2021
Somebody please present our cricket babus the take a look at outcomes of our current matches in Australia and New Zealand. Don’t need to develop the game of take a look at cricket however continually complain about it dying. https://t.co/Zf7bIDTrab
— Arhum (@arhuml92) Might 10, 2021
This inferiority advanced cricket has is exhausting. Folks will love what they love. https://t.co/Ini31aZkCP
— Daniel Beswick (@DGBeswick1) Might 10, 2021
From 1980 to 1994 Pakistan by no means misplaced a house Take a look at sequence
From 1980 to 1994 Sri Lanka did not win any of their 31 away Assessments
Then SL got here to Pk in 1995 & received 2-1. The Pakistan Take a look at workforce wasn’t the identical for a decade.
Pakistan’s captain in that sequence: 👇https://t.co/G9EGzLA507
— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) Might 10, 2021