There was a time when former PCB chairperson Ramiz Raja used to leave no opportunity to take a dig at Indian cricket. Fans might remember his jibes at his rival board. Now that the 1992 World Cup winner is sacked from the post, he is back to his YouTube channel which is used to run before becoming the PCB chairperson.
In his latest video, he spoke about India’s performance in the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand. In the first ODI, Shubman Gill became the fifth Indian player to score a double ton in the 50-overs format. Meanwhile, Raja made in comparison between the India skipper Rohit Sharma and Gill in terms of batting. The former Pakistan skipper said Gill has extra time while facing the bowling.
Raja added that Gill’s aggressive nature with the bat will be developed in the future.
“Shubman Gill looks like a mini-Rohit Sharma. He has extra time and looks good. He has enough potential. Aggression will also develop with time. He doesn’t need to change anything. He scored a double hundred recently,” said Raja.
Rohit Sharma made batting look easy for India: Ramiz Raja
The 60-year-old further added that batting has been easy for India as they have a player such as Rohit Sharma. Referring to the second ODI between India and New Zealand, Raja said that Sharma is an amazing striker of the ball which made the run chase of 108 runs look easier than it already was.
“Batting was easy for India because they have an outstanding batter like Rohit Sharma. He plays exceedingly well. He is an amazing striker of hook-and-pull shots, so a 108-run chase becomes easy,” Raja added.
Meanwhile, India has taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series against the Kiwis. Notably, Pakistan had lost the three-match ODI series against the Blackcaps. On the other hand, the Men In Blue have the opportunity to clean sweep the Kiwis after late 2010. 12 years ago, the then Gautam Gambhir-led side inflicted 5-0 loss on New Zealand at home.