Ramiz Raja is back to being a cricket analyst on a YouTube channel. Since his sacking from the post of PCB chairperson, he has rebooted his channel. Meanwhile, in a recent video, the 1992 World Cup winner pointed out a technical flaw in the India cricket team’s opening pair of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma. The former Pakistan skipper said that Sharma and Gill are weak on the front foot.
Raja added that when they play from the back foot, they found it easy. On the other hand, according to the former PCB chairperson, both would find it difficult when they have to play the ball on the front foot. The Faisalabad player further added the Men In Blue’s resurgence in ODI and Test cricket is due to their improved bowling.
“What India batters need to do, top order in particular, is the fact that their front-foot batting is looking weak. It’s easy to hit from the back foot, but once the ball is tossed up, you rely on defense, then there is some error,” said Raja.
“India’s resurgence in ODI and Test cricket is on the basis of bowling because their batting is historically strong,” Raja added.
India has taken an unassailable lead in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand
Meanwhile, talking about the hosts’ ongoing three-match ODI against New Zealand. In the first ODI, the Kiwis came close to winning the game thanks to Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner. At one stage, the visitors were reduced to 131/6, chasing 350 runs. However, despite the efforts of Bracewell and Santner, the team lost the game by 12 runs.
However, in the second game, the Tom Latham-led side was annihilated. After losing the toss, they were asked to bat first. They lost their first five wickets for just 15 runs. In the end, they were bowled out for 108 runs. In reply, India chased down the target after losing only two wickets to take a lead of 2-0.