Babar Azam and Ramiz Raja
Babar Azam and Ramiz Raja. (Photograph Supply: Twitter/Pakistan Cricket)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja has opened on interplay that he had with skipper Babar Azam the place the latter talked about going through fixed criticisms from the general public of late. Pakistan group’s middle-order has been below the scrutiny over the past month after shedding the Asia Cup last after which a 3-4 defeat within the house collection in opposition to England.

On the similar time, Ramiz additionally talked about how he advised Babar to not less than take the general public suggestions positively since cricket is the one sport that continues to be related in Pakistan whereas different sports activities are in no way cared about within the nation. 

The followers have possession: Ramiz Raja

“The followers have possession. That is as huge as a product as any of our nice establishment. They unite Pakistan, deliver a smile on the followers’ faces. Everyone seems to be emotionally concerned on this group,” Ramiz stated whereas talking on Samaa TV.

“Babar Azam usually tells me ‘dekhiye hamaara kitna criticism hota hai’. I say to him, ‘be comfortable that cricket isn’t like some other sport in Pakistan the place folks do not care about them’. When individuals are engaged, they may kind opinions. So long as they’re constructive, nobody has an issue,” he additional acknowledged.

Pakistan group would now be hoping for a revival of their fortunes within the upcoming T20 World Cup. They’re at present the group to look out for within the ongoing New Zealand T20I tri-series having overcome each the hosts in addition to Bangladesh thus far. 

The Males in Inexperienced start their T20 World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to arch-rivals India on October 23 on the Melbourne Cricket Floor. Forward of this blockbuster encounter, Pakistan will play two warm-up matches in opposition to England and Afghanistan respectively on the seventeenth and nineteenth October. 

All eyes will likely be on tempo spearhead Shaheen Afridi who makes a comeback to the Pakistan squad for the showpiece occasion. He was dominated out of the Asia Cup because of a knee harm for which he underwent a profitable therapy within the UK because of which he was rested for the England T20Is.