- Ramiz Raja sparked a storm by threatening to boycott the 2023 ODI World cup
- Raja claimed Pakistan will not travel to India for the 2023 ODI WC if India do not play the Asia Cup in Pakistan
- Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur gave a fitting response to Raja’s statement
Pakistan Cicket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja kicked off a storm by suggesting that Pakistan will not travel to India for the 2023 ODI World Cup if India do not make the trip to their country for the Asia Cup. Ramiz made a big claim stating that no one will watch the World Cup without Pakistan and boasted that the Men in Green beat ‘Billion Dollar team’ India twice in the last year.
“If Pakistan doesn’t take part in the World Cup scheduled in India next year, who will watch it? We have a clear stand: If the Indian team comes here then we will go for the World Cup. If they don’t come then they can play the World Cup without us,” Raja told Urdu News.
“We will adopt an aggressive approach. Our team is showing performance. I’ve always said we need to improve the economy of Pakistan cricket, and that can only happen when we perform well. In the 2021 T20 World Cup, we beat India. We beat India in the T20 Asia Cup. In one year, the Pakistan cricket team defeated a billion-dollar economy team twice,” he added.