The cricketer-turned-commentator known as it a ‘mismatched collection’. He opined that such lopsided fixtures could compel the viewers to shift to different sports activities.
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 10:31 PM IST
Babar Azam-led Pakistan on Monday thrashed Brendan Taylor’s Zimbabwe by an innings and 147 runs to win the 2-match Check collection 2-0. An unbeaten double-ton from Abid Ali (215*) and a 126-run knock from former captain Azhar Ali guided the guests to a mammoth whole of 510 for 8. In reply, Zimbabwe managed to attain 132 and 231 (follow-on) and misplaced the sport on the fourth day.
Pakistan showcased a dominant all-round efficiency however former cricketer Ramiz Raja wasn’t happy with the outcomes. Within the newest video on his YouTube channel, the cricketer-turned-commentator known as it a ‘mismatched collection’. He opined that such lopsided fixtures could compel the viewers to shift to different sports activities.
“Such mismatch collection mustn’t happen. Check cricket is already underneath stress and only a few folks watch it. When you present them such one-sided matches, then they may swap to watching soccer or different sports activities. A 3-day Check match is a joke,” mentioned Ramiz Raja.
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Raja additional mentioned that Zimbabwe didn’t be taught something from the guests as they had been dominated by Babar Azam & Co all through the collection.
“Some individuals are of the opinion that when a weak group performs a powerful one, you have to deal with what you be taught from it fairly than the result of the match. You be taught from the stronger group’s course of and the way in which it adapts to the altering state of affairs of a recreation. However I don’t suppose Zimbabwe realized something from this collection as a result of they had been constantly dominated by Pakistan. Additionally, there was no distinction of their efficiency within the second Check as in comparison with the primary one,” asserted Ramiz Raja.
The bowlers additionally produced a rollicking efficiency in opposition to Zimbabwe. Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi picked up 14 and 10 wickets as the previous was adjudged the Participant of the Sequence. Skipper Babar Azam additionally turned the primary Pakistani captain to register wins in his first 4 Check matches.