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Ramiz Raja Doesn’t Want to Watch A Pakistan-Zimbabwe Test Series

Former Pakistan captain, Ramiz Raja, believes that the one-sided Test series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe is not a good representation of Test cricket, and it could hurt the popularity of the game within the youth of the country.


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Raja believes that if such a one-sided series continues, the fans will lose interest and turn their attention towards any other sport that provides entertainment. He labeled the recently concluded Test series as a joke.

“Such mismatch series should not take place. Test cricket is already under pressure, and very few people watch it. If you show them such one-sided matches, then they will switch to watching football or other sports. Three-day Test match is a joke,” Raja said.

The former opener also criticized Zimbabwe for their poor showing in the two test matches. He said that it was a big opportunity for Zimbabwe to learn from a top Test-playing nation and improve their standard in all three departments, but they failed to do so as their performances in both the Test matches were atrocious.


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He believes that Zimbabwe should focus on limited-overs cricket and not play Test cricket for the time being.

“There has been a gradual deterioration in their system and structure, along with corruption in cricket board. There was also a tussle between black and white people. This performance is a reflection of this deterioration over the past 15-20 years. I hope they do well in the future, but for now, they should not play Test cricket and concentrate only on white-ball cricket,” Raja added.

Raja said that it was sad to see Zimbabwean cricket in such a dire state because they were a competitive team back in the day and could pose trouble against any opposition. They had three to four world-class players who could take away the game from their opponents.

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