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Ramiz Raja slammed Pakistan for their performance. (PCB)

'Very dark moment': Raja, Malik tear into Pakistan for 99 all-out against Zim

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 02:12 PM IST
  • Chasing 119 to win, Pakistan were at one stage cruising at 78/3 before Luke Jongwe wreaked havoc and skittled the team for 99.
File Photo of Ramiz Raja.( Reuters)
File Photo of Ramiz Raja.( Reuters)

They eye sixes instead of worrying about getting out: Raja on India's youngsters

UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2021 03:41 PM IST
  • Former Pakistan batsman heaped rich praise on Team India's youngsters, saying their mentality and skills are simply outstanding.
File image of Ramiz Raja.(File)
File image of Ramiz Raja.(File)

May need to try other options: Ramiz Raja on India's bowling attack for 3rd ODI

UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2021 09:17 PM IST
India vs England: Ramiz Raja hinted that the Indian team will have to rethink their plans with the ball, especially in the spin department.
File image of Rameez Raja(Twitter)
File image of Rameez Raja(Twitter)

'Fantastic time for youngsters to be a part of this great dugout': Ramiz Raja

UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 11:20 PM IST
Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja believes this an ideal time for Indian youngsters to be a part of the great dugout as the learning curve is going to be huge.
File image of Ramiz Raja. (Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Ramiz Raja. (Action Images via Reuters)

'Current format was lopsided & it made no sense not having Ind-Pak series'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 01:59 PM IST
  • Raja also said that there should be a separate window for WTC where every team should face each other to attract more sponsorship for the longest format of the game.
Ramiz Raja and Ravi Shastri.(File/ Action Images via Reuters)
Ramiz Raja and Ravi Shastri.(File/ Action Images via Reuters)

'We were like that': Ramiz Raja narrates memories of Ravi Shastri as a player

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 07:36 AM IST
  • Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja remembered how the Pakistan team perceived Shastri when he was a player. Raja said that Shastri looked like a misfit in the Indian cricket team as ‘he had aggression’.
Indian captain Virat Kohli and batsman Hardik Pandya(PTI)
Indian captain Virat Kohli and batsman Hardik Pandya(PTI)

'He's a modern-day Viv Richards': Ex-Pak captain's huge praise for India star

UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 07:37 AM IST
After watching his leadership and batting performance in the ongoing T20I series against England, former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja said India skipper Virat Kohli is 'modern-day Viv Richards.'
From Right: KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant. (BCCI)
From Right: KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant. (BCCI)

'His failure is pushing the entire team into a whirlpool': Raja on India batsman

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 01:37 PM IST
  • India vs England: "He usually takes off from there and flattens the opposition. Because of his failures, his lack of big-hitting, the entire team has been pushed into a whirlpool," Raja said about the India batsman.
Ishan Kishan smokes Tom Curran for a six. (BCCI)
Ishan Kishan smokes Tom Curran for a six. (BCCI)

'He believes in sixes, not fours': Raja delighted with Kishan's fifty on debut

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 08:52 PM IST
  • India vs England: Ramiz Raja was enthralled watching Ishan Kishan bat, believing India did the right thing handing debuts to proven IPL performers.
Rescuers on Thursday recovered another body from the Tapovan dam tunnel in Uttarakhand’s flash flood-hit Chamoli district, taking the toll from the tragedy to 59,(PTI)
Rescuers on Thursday recovered another body from the Tapovan dam tunnel in Uttarakhand’s flash flood-hit Chamoli district, taking the toll from the tragedy to 59,(PTI)

News updates from HT: Uttarakhand flash flood toll mounts to 59

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:09 PM IST
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Virat Kohli batted fluently during his knock of 62 against England. (BCCI)
Virat Kohli batted fluently during his knock of 62 against England. (BCCI)

'Felt as if a Roll Royce was batting in the middle': Raja's praise for Kohli

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:20 AM IST
  • Ramiz Raja said watching Virat Kohli bat in the second innings was like driving a Rolls Royce car.
Ramiz Raja spoke about England's selection after they lost by 317 runs to India in the second Test in Chennai
Ramiz Raja spoke about England's selection after they lost by 317 runs to India in the second Test in Chennai

'I'm no fortune teller': Raja slams England think tank for losing to India

PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja slammed the England team management for their 'poor selection', which he believed was the main reason for their defeat to India in the second test in Chennai
File image of Ramiz Raja. (Getty Images)
File image of Ramiz Raja. (Getty Images)

England plan their India tours very well: Ramiz Raja

PTI | , Karachi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 08:35 PM IST
  • Ramiz Raja believes England have traditionally been a better travelling team to the sub-continent.
Indian cricket team, led by Virat Kohli, after losing Adelaide Test(Twitter)
Indian cricket team, led by Virat Kohli, after losing Adelaide Test(Twitter)

India vs Australia: ‘This batting line-up is weaker’, Ramiz Raja points out India’s lack of ‘positive intent’ against Aussies in Adelaide

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:07 PM IST
As none of the Indian batsmen managed a double-digit score, former Pakistan skipper Ramiz Raja stated that tourists lacked a positive intent while facing the Aussie attack.
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(Twitter)
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(Twitter)

‘Give Mohammad Amir under me and see the wonders’: Shoaib Akhtar offers help to recently-retired Pakistan fast bowler

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:41 AM IST
Former Pakistan cricketers Shoaib Akhtar and Ramiz Raja reacted after Mohammad Amir announced his decision to retire from international cricket complaining of ‘mental torture’.
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez (L), former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja (R)(Twitter)
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez (L), former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja (R)(Twitter)

‘My 12-year-old son has better game awareness than Ramiz Raja’, Hafeez lashes out at former Pak captain over retirement remark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 08:32 PM IST
Ramiz Raja asked senior cricketers like Hafeez to retire gracefully and give opportunity to the youngsters to showcase their skills on a stage like the upcoming World Cup
Virat Kohli with his players during the India-New Zealand Test series earlier this year.(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli with his players during the India-New Zealand Test series earlier this year.(Getty Images)

‘Australia will have this in mind’: Ramiz Raja explains what makes India a threat despite Virat Kohli’s absence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Ramiz Raja feels that even though Virat Kohli’s void will be challenging for India to fill, Australia should not forget a very important factor.
Mumbai Indians cricketers Kieron Pollard (L) and Hardik Pandya.(Twitter)
Mumbai Indians cricketers Kieron Pollard (L) and Hardik Pandya.(Twitter)

IPL 2020: ‘The likes of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard will struggle at this year’s IPL’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Raja feels that despite their ability to bat well against spin, the likes of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard – both of whom play for the four-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians – will struggle on the surfaces of the UAE.
File image of Ramiz Raja.(File)
File image of Ramiz Raja.(File)

‘Keep friendships aside, be ruthless in selection’: Ramiz Raja to ‘directionless’ Pakistan Cricket Team

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 12:02 PM IST
Speaking to Pakistan broadcaster Sawera Pasha on her Youtube chat show ‘Cric Cast’, Raja said: “I feel teams are fine-tuning their combination and Pakistan needs to learn.”
File image of Pakistan Cricket Team.(File)
File image of Pakistan Cricket Team.(File)

England vs Pakistan: ‘Will senior players keep on failing, and still play?’ Ramiz Raja lashes out at Pakistan team after Test series loss

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 04:06 PM IST
England vs Pakistan: The third Test between England and Pakistan ended in a draw, which meant that the hosts, who had 1-0 lead, won the three-match Test series.
Sarfaraz Ahmed was seen performing 12th-man duties during the first Test against England.(Getty Images)
Sarfaraz Ahmed was seen performing 12th-man duties during the first Test against England.(Getty Images)

Sarfaraz should retire from Tests and focus on white-ball cricket: Ramiz Raja

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:03 PM IST
Raja, who featured in 57 Tests, said a former captain and senior player of Sarfaraz’s stature carrying drinks, although not rare in cricket, is frowned upon in Pakistan.
Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi, center, reacts as England's Chris Woakes, left, and Stuart Broad, right, run.(AP)
Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi, center, reacts as England's Chris Woakes, left, and Stuart Broad, right, run.(AP)

‘There is a reason Pakistan’s ranking is low in Tests’: Ramiz Raja after Manchester defeat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 10:03 AM IST
“Only Pakistan could have lost from that position. With such a lead they may have thought 250 would be enough to roll over England,” Ramiz Raja said.
Sunil Gavaskar batting for Rest of the World XI during his innings of 188 in the MCC Bicentenary match between MCC and Rest of the World XI at Lord's Cricket Ground, London, 21st August 1987.(Popperfoto via Getty Images)
Sunil Gavaskar batting for Rest of the World XI during his innings of 188 in the MCC Bicentenary match between MCC and Rest of the World XI at Lord's Cricket Ground, London, 21st August 1987.(Popperfoto via Getty Images)

Ramiz Raja recalls when Sunil Gavaskar scored runs and he got the flak from Imran Khan

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 08:29 AM IST
“Instead of getting angry at Sunil Gavaskar, he would look at me because I was an opener as well and he would say, look how he is playing, and then it would be followed by a couple of swear words,” Raja said.
Pakistan's Babar Azam evades a rising delivery during the first day of the first cricket Test match between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Lee Smith/Pool via AP)(AP)
Pakistan's Babar Azam evades a rising delivery during the first day of the first cricket Test match between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Lee Smith/Pool via AP)(AP)

Babar Azam needs to fix technical flaws in his game to become a great: Ramiz Raja

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Ramiz Raja noted that Babar Azam was facing the ball with open shoulders which would prevent him from playing his drives.
Mumbai Indians batsman Sachin Tendulkar and Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid
Mumbai Indians batsman Sachin Tendulkar and Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid wasn’t as gifted as Sachin Tendulkar but at times outdid him: Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hidustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 07:51 AM IST
Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja recalled Rahul Dravid’s career and praised him for sticking it out and making a name for himself even though his team had someone like Sachin Tendulkar in it.
Ramiz Raja(Action Images via Reuters)
Ramiz Raja(Action Images via Reuters)

Age not on his side but he deserves a chance: Ramiz Raja wants Pakistan to include Fawad Alam in England Tests

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 10:56 AM IST
“I think they should play Fawad Alam because he has been waiting in the wings with the team. If they hold on for longer, age might start becoming a factor because your reflexes start to slow down. He should definitely get one chance in this Test series,” said Ramiz Raja.
Ramiz Raja during the MCC World Cricket committee press conference.(Action Images via Reuters)
Ramiz Raja during the MCC World Cricket committee press conference.(Action Images via Reuters)

Anil Kumble only Indian bowler in Ramiz Raja’s India-Pakistan XI, Imran to lead

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 07:27 PM IST
“I briefly discussed this with my son,” said Ramiz on Facebook live video chat on Sony Ten Pit Stop with former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar. “It’s a massive situation to be in, how to assemble a star caste of some giants of the game.
File image of Ramiz Raja.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Ramiz Raja.(Action Images via Reuters)

‘A lie-detector test can be used’: Ramiz Raja suggests ‘outside-the-box’ idea to catch match-fixers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Speaking in a Youtube vieo, Raja said: “I wish there was an instrument to calculate this intention, just like the temperature taking tools being used for the Covid-19. We could easily red flag players who could go on to become fixers.”
Sreesanth and Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty/Yogen Shah)
Sreesanth and Shoaib Akhtar.(Getty/Yogen Shah)

‘Not in favour of playing any match against Pakistan,’ Sreesanth on Shoaib Akhtar’s suggestion of India-Pak cricket series

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Former India captain and batting talisman Sunil Gavaskar also gave his opinion during a conversation Ramiz Raja, saying that “There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan.”
England's Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)

‘Boss I have corona symptoms’: The Alex Hales text that led to PSL panic

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Pakistan’s former Test captain and commentator Ramiz Raja had claimed that England’s Alex Hales might have shown symptoms of the novel coronavirus before flying back midway through the now-postponed Pakistan Super League (PSL).
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