Former Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja was all praises for Rohit Sharma and co. as they retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) at home after beating Australia in the first two Tests of the ongoing 4-Test series at home. The unassailable 2-0 lead means that the BGT will surely stay with India.
In the first Test, India demolished the Aussies by an innings, and 132 runs, with skipper Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel coming up with big-game performances. Ravindra Jadeja was adjudged the ‘man of the match’ for his all-round performance picking up seven wickets and scoring a dazzling half-century.
The series of ‘man of the match’ awards continued for the allrounder from Gujarat in the second Test as he picked up 10 in the game, including a seven-wicket haul in the second innings. Axar Patel, once again, remained a star with the willow for the hosts. Ultimately, India won by six wickets after conceding a first-innings lead of one run.
Axar Patel was the main reason behind India’s wins: Ramiz Raja
Talking about the impressive Indian side on his YouTube channel, Raja claimed that no team could beat them at home. “How Australia’s match has finished, similarly, Aussies used to finish games against sub-continent teams in Perth or Brisbane. The tables have turned. It shows that Australia are not prepared, especially when it comes to playing good Test cricket in India. It’s impossible to beat Team India in India. An ordinary performance against spin. Nine wickets were dismissed in one session. Jadeja produced an excellent bowling performance,” Raja said.
“The clincher was Axar Patel’s batting. Given the circumstance, he scored 60-70 runs. He shared a partnership with Ashwin when Australia could have got a sizeable lead. That’s because Australia were not mentally strong, and there is technical flaws. Their batting against spin is disastrous. They played wrong shots, sweep shots, and ruckus batting,” the former PCB chief added.
Here’s how fans reacted to Raja’s big claim:
— AV (@heretoroar) February 20, 2023
Me to ramiz raza pic.twitter.com/ymdfHhw9St
— thedelhiguytweets (@pulkitparsai) February 20, 2023
Still India ain't coming to Pakistan.
— 𝕾𝖆𝖚𝖗𝖆𝖇𝖍 (@SaurabhKulkrni) February 20, 2023
Nothing just after losing PCB job he wants to get back commentry in Indian circuit
— Guindy Ajax (@saman_pradhan) February 20, 2023
England can challenge for sure, due to their attacking approach they can unsettle spinners.
— Mr Om🌬️ (@MrOm14852020) February 20, 2023
Bazball will 100% beat India
— Charlie (@AFCharlie__) February 20, 2023
It's almost impossible to win at home for pakistan
— STFU (@Rohitdevotee045) February 20, 2023
BCCI: Aap to keh rahe the ki India bekar team he.
Raja after being sacked: pic.twitter.com/uuJpRvNvkR
— Player of the Decade 👑 (@vk18_GOAT) February 20, 2023
Indians said pic.twitter.com/le20XZcu1K
— MSDIAN 🦁🇮🇳 (@MSD_077) February 20, 2023
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— 🤞VISHAL🤞 (@visala_josi) February 20, 2023