Off The Field

Babar Azam is depressed and frustrated: Ramiz Raja

Written by Mohan Sharma

Ramiz Raja, former Pakistan captain chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said he felt bad after meeting Babar Azam on the sidelines of the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on the eve of their last league match against England.

“It was not a nominated meeting. I was doing a show for the ICC at the nets. It was a meeting by chance. There were no specific plans for this meeting with Babar,” Raja told SUNO NEWS.

“Babar looked depressed and sounded frustrated because Pakistan have failed to qualify for the semifinal of the World Cup,” said Raja.

Ramiz Raja said the Pakistani players are hurt by the criticism they have been receiving from the media back home.

“Pakistani players have felt the reaction from back home. PCB and journalists played an important role but majority play negative role. It is difficult to cope in the social media era.

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