Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja lashed out at former pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar for criticising Pakistan’s current cricket system and cricketers.

Akhtar recently criticised Pakistan captain Babar Azam and the entire team for their inability to speak English fluently. As per Akhtar, Babar Azam cannot become a global brand in world cricket due to his struggle with spoken English.

“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,” said Raja taking a dig at the former speedster during an interview.

“Our former players degrade our cricket brand by giving delusional statements. You will never see that happening in our neighbouring country India. 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,” Raja added.

Notably, Akhtar had recently expressed his wish to become the next chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The former express fast bowler had then claimed that he would produce 50 superstars from the country if he is given the position of power.

Responding to Akhtar, Raja trolled the former pacer by saying, “He needs to get a graduate degree first in order to become eligible for the chairmanship of PCB.”