CWC 2019: Ramiz Raja blasts Pakistan left, right and centre
Former Pakistan skipper and current commentator Ramiz Raja is totally disappointed with the way how Pakistan went about their business against India. According to him, Pakistan deserved to lose every match this tournament and said that the only win which came against England was a surprise.
After Pakistan’s humiliation against India and disappointing performance in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 tournament, Ramiz Raja said that time has come to revamp the entire Pakistan cricket. Without wasting any time, he has immediately called for major changes to be made to the national team.
Pakistan lost to long-time arch-rivals India by 89 runs (Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method) in their World Cup clash on Sunday.
India have an incredible record against Pakistan winning 7-0 in the World Cup.
Pakistan only have to look themselves on the mirror for winning just 1 of the 5 World Cup games they have played so far.
Keeping this in mind, Ramiz Raja opened up that this will be really difficult for Pakistan to qualify for the semi-finals.
“It is very difficult for Pakistan to be among the top four teams even if they win all their remaining fixtures of the tournament,” Ramiz was quoted as saying by Dawn. “Every defeat is followed by introspection and opportunity. Every defeat needs a change. I feel that the time has come to completely revamp Pakistan cricket.
“Your World Cup ends when you lose to India. And if you lose after such a no-show, then your fans will be angry with you. Your system, captaincy and skills will be challenged. When you don’t learn from your mistakes then there will be frustration.”
“It was promised that the ‘unpredictable’ tag would be removed, but that tag has become more prominent now,” he said. “The win against England was an anomaly. In fact, they should have conceded defeat in every match.
“A team gets five years to prepare for the World Cup and become competitive.”
Struggling Pakistan take on struggling South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.