Ramiz Raja gives his opinion on the ‘lack of communication’ issue in Indian Cricket
He also hoped that the issues will be sorted out soon.
Published - Oct 10, 2018 4:52 pm | Updated - Oct 10, 2018 4:52 pm
Despite a resounding win over Windies in the first Test match, the Indian cricket is surrounded with controversy over the last few days. The likes of Murali Vijay and Karun Nair complaining about the lack of communication from the team management has grabbed the headlines. While the selectors have also sympathised in case of the latter, MSK Prasad expressed his disappointment over Vijay’s comments. However, the former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja feels that the players are hard done with this approach and the concerned people should sort this issue soon.
Ramiz also recalled how Imran Khan had told him about his technical deficiency during the Tests in New Zealand. He worked on the same then and went on to smack three half-centuries to go with a three-figure score as well. He pointed out how communication played a crucial role in improving his batting.
It affects the player’s psyche
Ramiz Raja, on his official Youtube channel, felt that the lack of communication issue should not surface in this era of the game and to happen it in the Indian cricket is sad to know. It is important for the players to know the reason for them being dropped as everything comes down to trust and one has to develop it according to Raja.
“When a cricketer is being axed, he should be kept in the loop and the management has to tell him the reason because this game is all about trust and if no trust is developed between the think tank and the players, then there is a problem. The selectors should also tell a particular player the reason for him being dropped and on what aspect of the game he has to work on,” the 56-year-old opined.
Raja also went on to say that such an approach from the management affects the player’s psyche as he is unclear over what to do next and the relationship between the two parties might go in the wrong direction. He concluded by saying that the selectors should be strong enough to ask the team management about their thinking and also improve the communication with the axed players.