LAHORE – Former cricket captain, commentator, and an unflinching epitome of consistency, Ramiz Raja has continued to strengthen his analytical skills during the covid-19 break by sharpening up his trademark lack of research.
Raja, who in recent years has demonstrated a strike rate on political punches similar to that of his playing days, now has further reinforced himself as a role model of steadfastness and consistency, by replicating his lack of research in cricket commentary while expressing his views elsewhere.
Raja, who specialises in making a name for himself without the efforts that average commentators have to put in, maintains that there is unique veneration that comes with expressing out-of-depth views.
“One needs to identify one’s USP. As a player, I knew it was my genetics. As a commentator it’s my impeccable English grammar and vast, even if oft-repurposed, vocabulary,” Raja said while talking to The Dependent.
“Now as a political commentator, which I automatically become qualified for the moment a former teammate, and skipper, of the sport that I played and now comment on, became the head of the federal government, I fully realise my USP. With the 1992 World Cup being the foundation of the current government, I being a member of the winning team automatically have been elevated to a political connoisseur,” he added.
However, Raja maintains that he doesn’t take his success for granted and believes in putting in the hard yards.
“The lack of research that allows me to bank on my linguistic skills in cricket commentary, is similarly important to the lack of research that allows me to bank on populist political commentary. Therefore, I need to ensure that my lack-of-research skills are constantly updated.”