Ramiz Raja, former Pakistan opening batsman and captain, is one of the most respected voices in the country.
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After having retired from the game back in 1997, Ramiz Raja has donned a lot of hats.in the cricketing fraternity. From being a commentator to an administrator to now a Youtuber, Raja has done it all.
So, will we at some point in the future see Rameez Raja don the hat of the head coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team?
‘I don’t have the temperament for this’- Ramiz Raja on coaching Pakistan
Ramiz was asked the same question during a recent Youtube session where he reckoned that he doesn’t ‘have the temperament’ and is not ‘cut out for it right now’
“Well you see maybe I don’t have the temperament for this [coaching],” Ramiz said as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.
He further added: “You know when my son comes up to me and says my straight drive is not working, I say go and ask your mum. I don’t think I’m cut out for it right now.”
Misbah Ul Haq, the former captain, is the current head coach and chief selector of the Men in Green.
Misbah assumed the role in controversial circumstances last September following the removal of Micky Arthur and Inzamam Ul Haq from their respective positions of head coach and chief selector following Pakistan’s dismal 2019 World Cup campaign.
Not only the position of the head coach or chief selector, but Pakistan cricket also saw a change in the leadership role last year after Sarfaraz Ahmed was dumped from the set-up following a humiliating 0-3 whitewash against Sri Lanka.
Babar Azam was named as the T20I captain but Azhar Ali was chosen to lead the Test team. Recently, Babar Azam was elected as the captain of the One-day International team and according to Misbah, Azam is ready and looking forward to the challenge.
“Making Babar captain of the T20 team last year was a tester really. We wanted to see how he will respond to the challenge and how it will affect his batting. But all of us agreed that he handled the pressure well and if anything the responsibility of being captain only made him show more responsibility as a batsman,” Misbah said in a recent interview.