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Former cricketer and captain of Pakistan, shahid afridI expressed my dissatisfaction and took a dig at the former PCB Chairman and cricketer. rajah twig for his comments on the Rawalpindi pitch in a recent test match against England.
It is known that Afridi and Raja share a very old relationship, especially since the PCB Chairman gave the latter the bullet. In particular, he has been spewing a lot of venom against Pakistan’s cricket administration.
It Would Have Been A Big Thing: Shahid Afridi Dismisses Ramiz Raja’s Claims
“The way Ramiz was talking, I mean, I was surprised to hear him say that we can’t do tracks like these,” Cricket Pakistan was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
Afridi exclaimed that he was astounded to hear what Raja had to say about the pitch and his comments about questioning Pakistan’s abilities to shoot for international games.
“International matches have been going on in Pakistan for so long, but then we say things like [this]. Ramiz said that he wanted a turning lane. I feel in this climate; it would have been a big thing. T20s and ODIs, we’re fine, and pitches don’t come under that kind of scrutiny. But we are still years away from preparing a big five-day launch,” he observed.
Afridi further added that Pakistan pacers have always desired and also succeeded on pitches with a lot of bounce and seam, and there was simply nothing wrong with the Rawalpindi pitch that Raja has been complaining about so unnecessarily.
The former legendary big batsman continued: “The Rawalpindi rink has always been for fast seam and rebound bowlers. Why did they even change it? If we talk about the Rawalpindi field, I have never seen a track like this. I have also seen many domestic games there, but I have never seen a court like this, which is so flat. It reminded me of the Faisalabad or Sialkot track.
“The big four places Multan, Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi, I have seen fast bowlers enjoying those lanes because of the rebound. In fact there was a time when we used to see a lot of fast bowlers coming from Rawalpindi “, Afridi. concluded.
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