Cricket NewsRamiz Raja, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, used the term...

    Ramiz Raja, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, used the term “billion-dollar” to insult Team India prior to the final.


    Pakistan will play England in the T20 World Cup final on Sunday in Melbourne in an effort to capture their second championship. Surprisingly, a week ago, Pakistan was in danger of being eliminated after dropping their first two matches to India and Zimbabwe, respectively. However, the Babar Azam-led team outperformed New Zealand in Sydney to advance to the semi-final. England, which dominated India in the second semi-final in Adelaide, will now face Pakistan in the championship game.

    Ramiz Raja, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, made the “billion-dollar” remark in a dig at Team India prior to the final. Ramiz claimed that after the first two games, people had their doubts about Pakistan, but the 2009 T20 World Cup champions have proven everyone to be mistaken.

    “Hum apne aap ko doubt karte rehte hai. Aap dekhe world cricket kitne peche reh gayi hai aur Pakistan kitna aage nikla hai. Aap dekhe, iss World Cup me nazar aagaya. Ki billion-dollar ki industry wali teams peeche reh gayi hai aur hum jo hai woh upar nikal gaye hai.

    Toh kahi cheez toh theek kar rahe hai na hum. So uska aap enjoy bhi kare and respect bhi kare. Issi team main se, pichle mahine ne main hi teen players ICC ke best players declare huyi hai (We doubt ourselves a lot. You see, Pakistan has left world cricket behind. We all saw in this World Cup how Pakistan is far ahead of other billion-dollar teams. So, we are doing certain things right. You can enjoy that, but you have to respect others as well),” Ramiz told the local media.

    The T20 World Cup was won once each by Pakistan and England in 2009 and 2010, respectively. The only team to have won the competition twice is West Indies.


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