Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has been mercilessly trolled on social media after he made bold remarks, stating that no one would watch the 50-over World Cup next year if Pakistan does not participate in it. Former cricketers and experts responded actively to his intensive comments.
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir also reacted to this ongoing matter and said that whatever decision is taken by the two boards, will be taken collectively. “This is the decision of BCCI and PCB. Whatever decision they take, they will take it together,” Gambhir was quoted as saying in Indian Express.
Indian Sports Minister Anurag Thakur slammed Raja and said that India is the major authority in the sports world and no one can ignore India. “Wait for the right time. India is a major power in the world of sports & no country can overlook India,” said Thakur.
Pakistan defeated a billion-dollar economy team twice in a year: Raja
Indian Cricket Board secretary Jay Shah made it clear that India will not travel to Pakistan for next year’s Asia Cup. Shah said that would only participate in the tournament if it is held at a neutral venue. The decision is all up to the government whether the team should travel to Pakistan, we will not interfere in it.
“We have decided we will not travel to Pakistan. We will play at a neutral venue, It’s the govt that decides over the permission of our team visiting Pakistan so we won’t comment on that but for the 2023 Asia Cup, it is decided that the tournament will be held at a neutral venue.” Shah said.
In response to this Ramiz said, “If Pakistan doesn’t take part in the World Cup scheduled in India next year, who will watch it? We have a clear stand: If the Indian team comes here then we will go for the World Cup. If they don’t come then they can play the World Cup without us. We will adopt an aggressive approach.” Ramiz Raja said on Urdu news.
Our team is showing performance. I’ve always said we need to improve the economy of Pakistan cricket, and that can only happen when we perform well. In the 20-20 World Cup 2021, we beat India. We beat India in the Asia Cup. In one year, the Pakistan cricket team defeated a billion-dollar economy team twice,” he added.