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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Rameez Raja

by on November 21, 2012
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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Rameez Raja

Rameez Hasan Raja Former Pakistani cricketer was born on 14th August, 1962 in Faisalabad, Punjab and played as a right handed batsman. He represented his national team during the decades of 1980’s and 1990’s. He also served as captain of the national team. He basically served as a right handed batsman to his team though he was also a leg break style bowler.

During his career he played 57 test and 198 ODIs. Raja hails from a family where cricket was present even before Rameez started his career as his brother Wasim Raja played test cricket on behalf of his country whereas another brother Zaeem Raja was also a first class cricket player. Raja’s debut in first class cricket came in 1978 where he played against England. He was also a part of the tem that played the semi finals of the 1987 World Cup and scored two centuries in the 1992 World cup, one being against the the undefeated side of New Zealand. Raja is also known for the catch he took at the end of the World Cup finals against England which provided Pakistan the honor to bring back home the ODI Cricket World Cup. This catch however was the last stroke of his career as he was dropped off the team a year later. He returned to play n the 1996 World Cup but due to no significant performance, he was dropped of captaincy in the home series played in the same year and Raja announced retirement in the coming year of 1997. He has been actively serving as a TV sports commentator from then to date. He also served as the CEO of Pakistan Cricket Board but resigned in 2004 due to growing media commitments.

Today Rameez Raja can be considered as one of the most popular cricket commentators the world over. He is seen covering most of the important tours. His close relationship with cricket is thus still going strong.

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