Former PCB chairman Ramiz Raja compares Akhthar-Babar rift with Dravid-Gavaskar relation, says ‘You will never see Gavaskar talking about Dravid like this’

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has slammed former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, calling him delusional, and claiming that Sunil Gavaskar will never degrade Rahul Dravid in the same way that retired Pakistan players do their current players.

Shoaib Akthar mocked Pakistan Captain Babar Azam by speaking about his English communication.


Talking to the host of a show on Pakistan’s ARY News he said, “You have to note these things, my intention was not to belittle Babar… he is a brand face… I want him to look that way,” he added.

Speaking on BOL Network a Pakistan local channel Raja said, “Shoaib Akhtar is a delusional superstar. He also had an issue recently with Kamran Akmal. He wants everyone to become a brand, but it is more important to become a human first. First, become a human and then a brand,”

“Our former players degrade our cricket brand by giving delusional statements. You will never see that happening in our neighbouring country. You will never see Sunil Gavaskar criticizing Rahul Dravid. It only happens in Pakistan, where former players don’t let others do their job professionally,” he added.