Watch: Ramiz Raja’s Reaction on Wasim Akram’s Outburst in a PSL Match

Ramiz Raja

During a Pakistan Super League (PSL) game between Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans, Pakistani great Wasim Akram’s heated outburst received severe criticism from fans on social media. The Pakistani legend violently pounded the sofa in front of him after Akram’s Kings lost the match in a last-ball thriller. The entire event was caught on camera. Many fans were not amused by Akram’s antics, and now former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) president Ramiz Raja has joined the chorus of disapproval.

Ramiz took a shot at Akram, claiming that the president of the Karachi Kings should be acting more responsibly because his actions just serve to inflame anger.

While sitting outside, you are helpless. The athletes you have picked must have your support. It’s important to consider everything objectively. According to Cricket Pakistan, Raja stated that these gestures just serve to increase resentment.

Raja continued by saying that given the position Akram holds, it is crucial for him to maintain composure under pressure. Also, “it is preferable to be not in public view,” he said, “if you can’t control your temper, which is most necessary in this position. It doesn’t look good in terms of optics.”

The Karachi franchise hasn’t had the best start to the season; they’ve dropped four of their first five games. They only had one victory, a 67-run victory over Lahore Qalandars.