"Remember that catch of Greenidge you dropped off my bowling", when Imran pulled Ramiz's leg 

Ramiz Raja recalled a funny incident from a 2015 ODI in Lahore involving Imran Khan.

Imran Khan | GettyImran Khan "remembers everything", said Ramiz Raja, recalling the moments shared with his former captain during an encounter between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in 2015, where Imran met him and clean bowled his teammate-turned-popular-commentator in his own classical fashion. 

At the sidelines of the ODI played at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Ramiz remembers going up to greet Imran, only to be left surprised as the man reminded him of the catch he dropped of his bowling three decades ago. 

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"He (Imran) suddenly looked over to the backward square leg region and said, ‘Remember that catch from Gordon Greenidge you dropped off my bowling?'” Ramiz said while talking to Sanjay Manjrekar during an ESPNCricinfo videocast. 

"But Imran, Greenidge went out for 16 in that match," Ramiz said, to which Imran replied 'No, but the partnership was worth 38'

"He still remembers everything."

Manjrekar reminisced of the time when Imran would have a go at people like Ramiz for their fielding errors. 

"Yaar Rambo, tum dive kyun nahi maarte ho (why don’t you dive)?", said the former India batsman, mimicking Imran's deep voice. 

During the conversation, Ramiz said there was never any animosity between the players of the two countries and he was in awe of India's batting riches, especially someone like Sunil Gavaskar. 

"Our generation was in awe of Indian batting. India-Pakistan contests used to be so friendly off the field," he said. "We spoke the same language. We had freedom of culture whenever we played, so we never sledged."

(Inputs from Indian Express)


By Kashish Chadha - 09 May, 2020

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