Two star cricketers of Pakistan clashed with each other over Babar Azam
Shoaib Akhtar faced a lot of criticism for his comments not only on Babar but also on former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal. Meanwhile, Raja called Akhtar a "superstar of illusion", adding that it is more important to be a person than a brand.
Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has lashed out at Shoaib Akhtar after his comments on star batsman Babar Azam. Let us tell you that during a recent conversation on a local news channel, Akhtar criticized Babar's English speaking and said that Pakistan's captain cannot speak English properly. Shoaib Akhtar faced a lot of criticism for his comments not only on Babar but also on former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal. Meanwhile, Raja called Akhtar a "superstar of illusion", adding that it is more important to be a person than a brand.
Rameez Raja further said that "Shoaib Akhtar is an illusionary superstar. He had the same issue with Kamran Akmal. He wants everyone to become a brand, but it is more important to be a human being first. First be a human being and then a brand. Our former cricketers keep on letting down our cricket brand by making misleading statements. But you will never see this in our neighboring country. You will never see Sunil Gavaskar criticizing Rahul Dravid Will not see. This happens only in Pakistan, where ex-players don't let others do their job professionally." Rameez Raja spoke on Bol News.
Apart from this, when asked about Akhtar's aspiration to become the chairman of PCB, Raja said that the former fast bowler needs to get a degree first. "To be eligible to chair the PCB, he needs to first obtain a bachelor's degree," Rameez said. Please tell that Akhtar, who made his debut for Pakistan in 1997, has played 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20Is. Shoaib's career was ruined due to injuries. He retired from international cricket after the 2011 World Cup. After which, he started his YouTube career by starting his own channel, where he keeps on giving his reviews on various topics related to cricket.