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Yousuf in war of words with Raja during TV show on Amir

December 29, 2015 16:54 IST
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Mohammad YousufFormer Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Yousuf and Rameez Raja were involved in an ugly war of words during a live debate on a news channel when both were asked for their views on the return of tainted bowler Mohammad Amir.

Amir, who served a five-year ban for his role in the spot-fixing scandal of 2010, was recently called up to the Pakistan team's conditioning camp in Lahore.

Yousuf and Raja got into an altercation on Geo News channel, both making personal remarks against each other.

Raja fired the first salvo to Yousuf, saying: "Firstly, people who grow their beard should stop lying."

Yousuf, who captained Pakistan and scored 7530 in 90 Tests including 24 centuries and 9720 in 288 ODIs with 15 hundreds, hit back: "A shameless person like you can only think like this. You have not achieved anything in cricket. You didn't know how to play, you can only make such comments.

"Bring him in front of me, I want to see what he has achieved. You have scored only two hundreds in 57 Tests. People like you should not even comment on cricket. Aren't you ashamed of talking on cricket?

"You are just an English teacher nothing else!"

Rameez also didn't hold back.

"We all know how you ruined Pakistan's hopes at the World Cup," he said, even calling him "a fake Maulvi (Muslim religious scholar)."

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