Ramiz Raja, the head of the PCB, became angry and told the reporter to stop following the “story” when he was questioned on Saturday on the ICC’s decision regarding the Rawalpindi pitch.
When Ramiz had arrived in Karachi on Saturday for Day 1 of the third and final Test between Pakistan and England, one of the reporters asked him about the Rawalpindi pitch rating and he snapped at him.
“Yaar pitches dekho, Pakistan ke dono Test matches mai result aaya hai. Iss narrative se bahar niklo. Yeh hume negative headlines deti hai. Humari cricket ek brand ban chuki hai, agar hum uska khayal nehi rakhenge aur negativity phelane kiliye 10000 aur chezein hai…yeh pani theek nehi hai uar kursiyan theek nehi hai. Har ek pe kaam ho raha hai, thodi patience rakhiye” he said.