Pakistan Cricket Board chairman and former Pakistan batter, Ramiz Raza was part of a headline when he snapped at an Indian journalist after he asked Raza some unsettling questions after Pakistan’s defeat in the Asia Cup finale.
The PCB Chief snatched the mobile phone of the reporter and told him to notch his questions down after the 1992 World Cup winner was leaving the stadium post the heartbreaking loss of Pakistan by 23 runs.
The reporter just asked Raza if he has a message for the Pakistani fans and public after the loss they faced. This question somehow snapped the PCB chief which turned into a matter of debate and question for the ex-cricketer.
Raza at that moment said, “You must be from India and will be very happy now that Pakistan has lost”. He also added how will he know about the mood of Pakistani ‘AWAM’.
Now, that some time has passed and the incident has started to settle down from the heat it was at that moment, Raza came on his YouTube show ‘Fans Forum with Ramiz’.
The PCB chairman said, “Me aapko batata hu. Unke jo questions the, jo line that woh bilkul theek nehi tha. Mera yeh puchne ka point yeh tha ki woh kehe rahe the ki pure janta baari naraz he. Toh maine kaha ki aapko kaise pata he ki pure Pakistani log iss team se naraz he. Kyunki aap 2000 mil dur baithe huye he na. Yeh bhadkaane wali baatein hoti he. Point yeh he ki agar aapka dil saaf he aur ek cricket bat kar raha he toh yeh cheeze samne nehi aani chaiye. But anyway, woh ek incident tha, woh hogaya.
(The question that he asked was inappropriate. The point behind me telling him that was he said that all Pakistanis were disappointed with their cricket team. How did he know that? Because he was some 2000 miles away from Pakistan. It was completely a provocative statement.)”
Whatever the circumstances or the questions may have been, the behavior PCB chief showed that day cannot be justified and there is always a gracious way to express your protest or to shut someone up rather than snatching his phone.