- Ramiz Raja, former PCB chairman, faced intense online trolling after landing in India for the ICC World Cup 2023
- Contrary to his earlier stance, Raja was seen in the commentary box
- Indian media joined in trolling Raja for what they perceived as a U-turn on his earlier statements
Ramiz Raja is at the center of a of controversy and online trolling. Ramiz Raja, the former PCB chairman, experienced a dramatic turn of events as the ICC World Cup 2023 drew closer.
The story began with a declaration that sent shockwaves through the cricketing world. When the BCCI announced that India’s cricket team would not be participating in the Asia Cup, Ramiz Raja stepped into the spotlight with a strong stance.
He boldly proclaimed that if India didn’t come to Pakistan, Pakistan wouldn’t go to India for the World Cup either. In a fiery statement to the media, he declared that without Pakistan’s participation, who would even bother to watch the World Cup? Ramiz Raja’s words reverberated like a roar in the cricketing world, promising an aggressive approach towards Pakistan’s participation in the tournament.
However, as the days passed and the World Cup approached, a curious turn of events unfolded. Ramiz Raja, once the flagbearer of his strong stance, was seen landing in the commentary box during the Pakistan vs. New Zealand warm-up match. Fans and cricket enthusiasts around the world were left puzzled, wondering what had become of the fiery declarations he had made earlier.
The online realm, always quick to react, erupted with trolls and memes, pointing out the apparent contradiction in Ramiz Raja’s actions. Indian media, in particular, seized upon this apparent hypocrisy, using his U-turn as shot for satire and criticism.