Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja has clashed with Pakistan cricket team for his poor performance in the ODI series against England. England swept Pakistan by 3 wickets in a three-match series yesterday, sweeping clean. England’s novice team, led by Ben Stasse, chased down a massive target of 332 in the final ODI in Edgbaston. After losing the first two matches, Pakistan were bowled out for 331 by skipper Babar Azam for 158. In addition Mohammad Rizwan scored 74 runs. With the help of James Vince’s 102, England reached the target in three 48 overs.
In a video uploaded by Ramiz Raja on his YouTube channel, he condemned Pakistan’s approach. He said the Pakistan team made many mistakes during the match and was shattered under pressure. He said, ‘It is a very painful and difficult day for Pakistan cricket and its fans. England’s B-grade team erased the team. I am not surprised as the result is scheduled. The team was mentally shattered. He was unable to recover from the shock of the loss of the first ODI because the combined B team defeated Pakistan in two days.
Babar & Co. Shoaib Akhtar, also angry at the 0-3 margin of shame, also protested against the Pakistan Cricket Board
He said he was under pressure after the defeat and so he made mistakes. This is a trend in the Pakistan team. They do not shy away from mistakes. Instead they double it under pressure. Cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja said Babar Azam should take responsibility for the defeat. He stressed the need for change in the Pakistan cricket system. He said, ‘Babar Azam is a young leader and he needs to change the climate. They need to understand that scoring 150 does not bring much light. This only happens when the team is united and won. If you don’t take risks, don’t question your skills, how do you become a successful team? ‘