Ramiz Raja threatens BCCI
Ramiz Raja, who heads the PCB, has given an ultimatum to the BCCI on the issue of the Asia Cup.

The last day of the super 12 round saw results that changed the fortune of many teams, and Pakistan in particular.

The Netherlands defeated South Africa in the first match to knock the Proteas out of the tournament and opened the gates for Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Eventually, the Men in Green thumped the Tigers to book a spot in the semi-finals and will play against New Zealand on November 9 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

However, a week ago, when Pakistan had not registered any wins and lost their opening two matches, several experts from Pakistan criticised the Babar Azam-led side and labelled the poor selection behind the team’s failure.

One of the most prominent cricketing personalities to pass comments on the Pakistani side was Shoaib Akhtar. After the loss against Zimbabwe, the Rawalpindi Express posted a video where he said, “What a poor team selection. I had said before the tournament that Pakistan would return home in the first week itself.”

Since his prediction has failed, Akhtar has taken a U-turn and is now rooting for an Indo-Pak final, similar to the one in the tournament’s inaugural edition.

“They proved me wrong. They did not return in the first week. I want to thank South Africa for living up to their reputation of losing crucial matches.”

“I want Pakistan to meet India in the finals. Let’s see how Pakistan and India fare in the semi-finals. If India meet Pakistan in the finals, the ICC and broadcasters will make the most of it.”

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