Ramiz Raja
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Former PCB chief Ramiz Raja has criticised former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar for his remarks on Pakistan’s star batter Babar Azam. Akhtar took a dig at Babar’s English-speaking ability during a recent appearance on a local news channel and asked him to improve his communication skills.

Shoaib Akhtar

 Shoaib Akhtar slammed Babar Azam despite being the biggest name in Pakistan cricket. He believes could not be able to become famous like Shahid Afridi and Wasim Akram due to his communication skills. However, Ramiz Raja defended Babar and called Akhtar a “delusional superstar”–and said it is important to be human first and then eventually become a brand.
Speaking on BOL Network Raja said: “Shoaib Akhtar is a delusional superstar. He also had an issue recently with Kamran Akmal. He wants everyone to become a brand, but it is more important to become a human first. First, become a human and then a brand. You will never see that happening in our neighboring country. You will never see Sunil Gavaskar criticizing Rahul Dravid. It only happens in Pakistan, where former players don’t let others do their job professionally.

Ramiz Raja also said that it will not happen in any country where former players criticize their players. The former Pakistan pacer received a lot of criticism for his remarks about Babar Azam and former Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal.

“He Needs To Get A Graduate Degree First,” – Ramiz Raja Brutally Trolls Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar expressed his desire to be chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board and help the country to produce superstars in world cricket. Akhtar has played for Pakistan for 14 years and has been one of the best bowlers in the world.

Ramiz Raja took a dig at Akhtar for aspirations to become the chairman of PCB, he said that Akhtar needs a degree to be eligible for the posting.

“He needs to get a graduate degree first to become eligible for the chairmanship of PCB,” Ramiz said.

Akhtar, who is vocal about expressing his thoughts about Cricket wanted to bring some changes in Pakistan’s cricket setup and serve Pakistan Cricket to produce world-class players.

The 47-year-old played his last game for Pakistan during the 2011 ODI World Cup, where Pakistan lost to India in the semifinals. Akhtar played for Pakistan in 46 Tests and 163 ODIs in a career largely marred by injuries.