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‘Body language was weak’ – Ramiz Raja lambasts Pakistan after humiliating defeat against Ireland | Sporting News India

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Pakistan lost the inaugural T20I match against Ireland. Ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024, the Green Shirts have had their preparatory tournaments started. Babar Azam & Co. are on a mission in Dublin, for a three-match T20I series. 

In the inaugural T20I, Ireland chased the 183-run target set by Pakistan, on the penultimate ball of the run chase. Pakistan would need to win the remaining two matches of the series to clinch the bilateral series. 

The Green Shirts have had a dismal start to their European Tour. Pakistan are 1-0 down in the three-match T20I series, and former Pakistan Cricketer Ramiz Raja has blasted the boys for their abysmal outing. 

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What did Ramiz Raja say about Pakistan’s loss to Ireland in 1st T20I?

Ramiz Raja has blasted the Pakistan Cricket Team for their loss against Ireland in the first T20I in Dublin. Raja stated how any loss against Ireland is criminal to be defended. Pakistan had a weak body language, and combinations affected the team’s chemistry. 

Speaking to reporters, the former cricketer said

You can’t defend losing against Ireland. The body language looks weak, you’ve made combinations that have affected the team, Ramiz Raja criticised the team for their loss against Ireland in Dublin.

Raja also criticised the change in captaincy from Babar Azam to Shaheen Afridi has had a negative impact on the team’s form. Pakistan are now ranked 7th in the T20I team rankings, just a month before the T20I World Cup.

The team was doing well but the captaincy was changed and then the new captain was replaced with the previous one. In a World Cup year the team has fallen to 7th position in the T20I rankings and this shows the actual condition of the team, Raja blasted the Pakistan Cricket Team’s situation ahead of T20I World Cup.

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What next for Pakistan?

Pakistan are currently in Ireland, for a three-match T20I series. After losing the inaugural match in Dublin on Friday, the Green Shirts would shift their focus to Sunday. The second game of the three-match series will be played on May 12, at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, in Dublin.

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