Ramiz Raja’s no-nonsense response on Rohit Sharma-led aspect’s shock Asia Cup exit | Cricket

Amid all of the speak round Asia Cup 2022 throwing as many as three potential India-Pakistan encounters, it was lowered to 2 with each aspect profitable a sport every, however Babar Azam’s males gained the extra essential one, within the Tremendous 4 stage of the competitors. India subsequently misplaced in opposition to Sri Lanka of their subsequent sport and have been knocked out of the competitors. Pakistan, alternatively, beat Afghanistan in a tensed tie in Dubai to achieve the ultimate. The 2 groups have lengthy been in contrast in world cricket regardless of not being concerned in bilateral collection, and the 2 have been as soon as once more drawn right into a comparability by the chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ramiz Raja who had a somewhat blunt rationalization on why India suffered a shock Asia Cup exit.

India misplaced to Pakistan of their Tremendous 4 opener earlier than being shocked by a rejuvenating Sri Lankan aspect to face on the sting of elimination. Babar Azam’s males then held nerves of their tie in opposition to Afghanistan which ensured India’s exit from the competitors the place they entered not simply because the defending champions but in addition because the overwhelming favourites.

Chatting with the media forward of Pakistan’s match in opposition to Sri Lanka in Dubai within the Asia Cup 2022 remaining, Raja defined that the Babar-led aspect stayed true to their mixture all through the event whereas India made means too many adjustments.

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“You’ve got seen the crew’s rating; the outcomes are additionally seen. If we examine the groups of India and Pakistan, individuals have been asking me why am I taking part in the identical mixture? You’ll go away them injured or so… My level is that we now have dealt with a selected state of affairs and gained video games. So, why ought to I modify the profitable mannequin,” Raja stated.

“India went down solely as a result of they aren’t letting the mannequin set. They’re making too many adjustments. They’ve a much bigger pool of gamers with which they’re experimenting. So, except you don’t have that form of bench energy, you don’t want experimentation. You’ve got a powerful place so simply maintain that and preserve profitable video games,” he added.

Pakistan, on Sunday, can be aming to develop into the Asia Cup winners for the primary time in 10 years and third total, whereas Sri Lanka can be hoping to proceed their profitable run within the event to bag the title for the sixth time.


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