If former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has his method, he could have the nation’s tainted cricketers “open grocery stores”.
Ramiz hit out on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for reintegrating gamers corresponding to Mohammad Amir, who has served jail time and a protracted ban from the sport for involvement in spot-fixing, into the nationwide group setup.
“You ask me I would say these tainted cricketers should open their grocery shops,” he stated.
The former opener felt permitting tainted gamers again into the game has broken Pakistan cricket.
“I have no doubt that giving concession to big names also damaged Pakistan cricket,” he stated, referring to Amir.
Ramiz stated he was involved that the selectors aren’t capable of finding replacements for tainted gamers.
“There is once again talks of redrafting Sharjeel Khan into the team which is not right and can damage Pakistan cricket,” he stated.
Ramiz felt that Pakistan cricket has already suffered sufficient due to the board’s indecisive coverage on gamers who’re discovered responsible of corruption.
He praised batsman Babar Azam and stated he’s a world-class participant however wants a conducive environment to precise himself.
“There is no doubt about Babar Azam’s ability, he is a world-class player,” stated Ramiz.
“When people ask me about the comparison between Babar Azam with the likes of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, I would say he can do even better than Kohli but he needs a conducive atmosphere and the freedom to express himself more as a player and as captain.”
He additionally suggested Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq to financial institution on kids within the T20 format.
“I have nothing personal against Mohammad Hafeez or Shoaib Malik who are senior players and have served the country for a long time. But I think now the selectors need to think about replacing them with youngsters and groom them properly.”
Ramiz stated that T20 is a format for children and Pakistani selectors have been insisting on selecting the tried-and-tested seniors in current instances.