Recently, former Pakistani cricketer and well-known commentator Ramiz Raja said that Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez should take retirement from international cricket gracefully and respectfully.
Here’s what Ramiz Raja said:
“They should leave international cricket with respect and gracefully. I think if they retire now it will help Pakistan cricket. We have a good pool of players and we must move ahead,” he was quoted as saying by the Times of India. But Malik, 38, took a cheeky indirect dig at him stating that Ramiz should also retire with them.
This, obviously, didn’t go well with Shoaib Malik and he came out with a sarcastic tweet, tagging Ramiz and Hafeez.
“Yes Ramiz Raja bhai agreed. Since all three of us are the end of our careers let’s retire gracefully together…I call and let’s plan this for 2022?,” Malik wrote in his twitter handle.
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) April 8, 2020
In return, Ramiz Raja, who is known for sharing his views in the most candid manner, came back with two hard-hitting tweets.
“Retire gracefully .. from what ?.. speaking my mind on pak cricket? Sticking my neck out for pak cricket ? Wanting Pak cricket back at top ? No chance .. won’t be gracefully retiring from that ever Malik Sahib! as for ur post retirement plans,” he tweeted.
“Would be tough to start commentating in 2022 as that would make you my age almost And talking of careers, don’t need a tutorial from u of all the ppl as history, which is a great teacher, would tell u that I retired while I was Captain of Pak team (sic).”