'Ramiz was at slip, because his father was a commissioner; he dropped more than he caught'- Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram recently released his autobiography titled- 'Sultan- A Memoir'.

Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram celebrating Pakistan's 1992 World Cup win | GettyFormer Pakistani captain Wasim Akram has been on fire recently thanks to the revelations he has made about his former teammates in his recently released autobiography- ‘Sultan: a Memoir’.

He has revealed some stunning information about himself, his playing day struggles, and life after retirement, where he battled a cocaine addiction.

In the same book, he has also made some serious revelations about his teammates, including former captain Saleem Malik, whom he called ‘selfish’ and ‘negative’ and said that Malik treated him like a servant when he was a junior in the Pakistan team.

Now in a recent update, Wasim Akram wrote about how Ramiz Raja used to field in slips because of a ranking system and because how his father was a police commissioner and he had studied in a prestigious college.

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In his book, Akram writes about an instance when Ramiz Raja kept dropping catches in a Test match against New Zealand.

Akram writes: “The first over the next day was delivered by Asif Faridi, a local quick; I was thrown the new ball for the second. I was in my fourth over when John Wright, New Zealand's captain, nicked to Ramiz at second slip. For all his batting skills, Ramiz was at slip for reasons of rank, because his father was a commissioner and because he'd attended Aitchison College - he dropped more than he caught, frankly.”

Raja and Akram were part of the Pakistan team together between 1985 and 1997, playing for the team in 188 international games. The duo was also part of the Pakistani team which won the 1992 World Cup in Australia.

(Hindustan Times inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 29 Nov, 2022

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