Shoaib Akhtar has backed Pakistan’s decision to make Ramiz Raja the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The Former Pakistan cricketer, Ramiz Raja is all to set to become the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
He will replace Ehsan Mani for the role. The decision was taken during a meeting between Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan and Ramiz Raja. Shoaib Akhtar expressed his support over the decision to make Raza the new chairman. Akhtar believes that Ramiz Raja will be the right candidate to reform Pakistan Cricket.
“A lot of people think that since Ramiz himself wasn’t such a strong cricketer himself, he wouldn’t be able to reform Pakistan cricket. However, I do not share this opinion,” Akhtar said in a video uploaded on his Youtube channel.
Asked to elaborate on how Ramiz Raja can reform Pakistan cricket, Akhtar replied that the captain would be able to run the PCB like a corporation:
“I don’t think he will spare (the incumbent) management. He will make aggressive changes. He has been brought on board (by Prime Minister Imran Khan) to make aggressive changes.”
Akhtar feels that Ramiz Raja will bring the aggression back into Pakistan cricket, which seems to have gone missing in recent years.
“Back in the ’90s, we used to play with aggression. He has been a part of the team during those days, he knows all about it. Our batting line-up was full of aggressive players,” he added.
“Pakistan has found talented bowlers (lately) but in patches. Fine, we do have Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani and Shaheen Afridi. But we are missing that X factor.”
The Pakistan former speedster also expressed his desire of reforming Pakistan cricketers by organizing tournaments to promote local talent.
Ramiz Raza represented Pakistan between 1980 and 1990 in 57 Tests and 198 ODIs. He was part of Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup-winning squad.
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