PAK v ENG 2022: 'How can we let them go back empty-handed?'-Ramiz Raja on Pakistan's T20I series loss

England defeated Pakistan by 67 runs in the final T20I to clinch the series 4-3 in Lahore.

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ramiz Raja, came up with a hilarious yet surprising remark on the hosts’ disappointing 67-run defeat in the seventh and final T20I against England in Lahore.

On Sunday, October 2, Pakistan badly failed to chase down a 210-run target in the series decider, managing only 142/8 in 20 overs to lose the T20I series to England by a 3-4 margin in Lahore.

After the T20I series loss on Sunday, Raja jokingly said that how could Pakistan let England go back home empty-handed, especially when they visited the country after 17 years. He also thanked England for making the historic Pakistan tour memorable and thrilling after the final T20I.

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As reported by Hindustan Times, Ramiz Raja stated: “It has been a great privilege to host England. They came here after a gap of 17 years so how could we have not allowed them their trophy? We are not letting them go empty-handed but, honestly, they turned out to be the better side.”

The PCB chief continued, “It was a relentless, heart-racing series, except for the last two matches where Pakistan was clearly outplayed. A lot of things to learn for Pakistan but we are sending them with all our best wishes for the World Cup so I want our fans to back this Pakistan team.”

Raja signed off by saying, “Once again, thank you to England, it has been an honor and a privilege. We will see you again in the Test series, safe travels.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 03 Oct, 2022

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