Former Pakistan skipper turned cricket expert Ramiz Raja has suggested former Pakistan speedster Rawalpindi express Shoaib Akhtar to stay in limits while criticising.
Raja expressed these views on his Youtube Channel and said Akhtar has to be measured while speaking on mic.
A number of former cricketers, of whom Raja himself is one, have started their channels on YouTube over the past year or so.
The video hosting site’s revenue potential coupled with the site’s nonexistent gatekeeping has also given birth to players passing incendiary remarks on their channels.
In one such incident in April Akhtar accused PCB of harbouring corrupt players, and also targeted the board’s legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi, who proceeded to file a defamation lawsuit in court and a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
“Mic is a very powerful medium. It takes just two seconds to pull someone’s pants down so we need to be very careful. We need to be respectful and say things that are digestible,” Raja said.
Raja said that cricketers must know their boundaries and should not stoop to levels that cause rifts.
He reminded cricketers on YouTube that their living is tied up to airing their views on the game, and if they go too far, that could be taken away from them, which would be their loss and no one else’s.