Asia Cup 2022: Ramiz Raja says ‘Aap India se Hain?’ snatches journalist’s phone

New Delhi: Pakistan came very close to winning the trophy of Asia Cup 2022 but poor batting performance on D-Day pushed the dream win away. Sri Lanka marked the win by 23 runs in the finale and got their hands on their 6th trophy. After the conclusion of the game, the Lankans were on cloud 9 and so were the fans who arrived at the Dubai International Stadium to watch the game.

But for the Pakistan cricket team and its supporters, it was a bitter pill to swallow. PCB chief, Ramiz Raja, who attended the venue, had a verbal argument with an Indian journalist on his way back.

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The journalist, identified as Rohit Juglan of Yaari Sports, had asked Ramiz Raza about his message to the Pakistan fans who were mourning the defeat of the Pakistan cricket team in the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka.

Here’s a transcription of the entire conversation between Ramiz Raja and the Indian journalist:

Journalist: “Awam badi nakhush hai. Unke lie koi sandesh?” (The people must be unhappy. Any message for them?)
Ramiz Raja: “Dekhie aap India se honge, aapke (awam) toh bohut khush honge.” (You must be from India, your people must be very happy).
Journalist: “Hum khush nahi hai. (No, we are not happy).”
Ramiz Raja: “Kaunsi awam?” (Which people?)
Journalist: “Maine dekha hai Pakistan k logo ko rote hue jate. Kya main ghalat bol raha hu Ramiz bhai?” (I’ve seen Pakistani fans go back crying after the loss. Am I saying something wrong?)
Ramiz Raja: “Aap awam ko generalise kar rahe hai.” (You are generalising the people)

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While taking to Twitter, Rohit Jaglan asked, “Was my question wrong in any way? Aren’t the people of Pakistan sad over the outcome of the Asia Cup Final?”

“This behavior was wrong, given that you are the Chairman of a Cricket Board. You should not have tried to snatch my phone,” he added.

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