War: the War breaks out as two of Pakistan’s former and current team player Malik and Ramiz are up. Malik and Ramiz engage in a war of words after retirement remarks.
Ramiz suggested two of Pakistan’s current players, i.e., Shoib Malik and M.Hafeez, to retire gracefully.
“They should leave international cricket with respect and gracefully.”
“I come across both during my assignments; that is why I avoid making personal comments. There is no doubt both have served Pakistan cricket well all these years. But now I think it is time they gracefully retired from the Pakistan team,” said Ramiz in a video conference.
“They should leave international cricket with respect and gracefully. I think if they retire now, it will help Pakistan cricket. We have a good pool of players, and we must move ahead,” further added Ramiz.
However, the remark did not go well on Veteran Malik and responded.
“Yes, @iramizraja bhai agreed. Since all 3 of us are the end of our careers, let’s retire gracefully together – I’ll call and let’s plan this for 2022? @MHafeez22 #jokes” wrote Malik on his Twitter account.
To an extent, Ramiz did not like it and hit back again.
He took on Twitter and wrote.
“Retire gracefully .. from what ?.. speaking my mind on pak cricket? Sticking my neck out for Pak cricket? Wanting pak cricket back at the top? No chance .. won’t be gracefully retiring from that ever Malik Sahib!! as for your post-retirement plans.”
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In the attached thread, Raja directed that it would not be easy for both to start commentating in 2022.
“Malik, Hafeez. Would be tough to start commentating in 2022 as that would make you my age almost and talking of careers, don’t need a tutorial from you of all the people like history, which is a great teacher, would tell you that I retired while I was Captain of Pakistan team,” he wrote.
On perspective, Ramiz advised both to retire gracefully, and Malik broke out sarcastically to the response.