Danish Kaneria, a former Pakistan spinner, has slammed PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja for his explanation of the ‘dead’ Rawalpindi surface after Pakistan’s first Test against Australia finished in a dull draw.
Kaneria said on his YouTube channel that the PCB president was misleading Pakistan cricket fans with his “lame” explanations for constructing such a lifeless pitch for the much-anticipated match. He expressed himself as follows:
Ramiz Raja’s comments today were nothing more than a poor explanation, and they have misled Pakistani supporters. He lied to the fans and betrayed them. He was occupied with his son’s wedding, so it’s not a big deal. After the wedding, he noticed that the dead wicket was surrounded by a lot of commotion. The Test attracted a lot of attention because Australia was visiting Pakistan after such a long time, but what wicket did they produce for it? Stated Dinesh Kaneria.
Meanwhile, Raja underlined how the home team was missing numerous crucial players for the Test in a video published on social media by PCB. Because they didn’t have a full-strength group for the match, he acknowledged that there was no opportunity for experimenting.
Ramiz Raja is slammed by Danish Kaneria for supporting Rawalpindi Pitch:
“It was a pitch so good that even Ramiz Raja would have got runs on it” – Danish Kaneria
Raja, according to the former cricketer, did not want Sindhi players to be in the spotlight. Danish Kaneria accused him of not providing Sindh and Karachi players with a fair chance.
“Is Sindh a separate country from Pakistan? What is the rationale behind this special treatment? I’m not afraid to state that Ramiz Raja is concerned that a Sindhi player might make it to the top. Stop being terrified; if you keep playing like this, you’ll never get anywhere.”
On March 12, Australia and Pakistan will begin their one-upmanship duel in the second Test of the three-match series. The match will take place at Karachi’s National Stadium.