IPL Live Updates ‘In England People Survive Till 90, Here in Pakistan People Die After 60’-Former Pak Skipper’s Interesting Take On Full House in ENG v NZ Test
Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif made an interesting remark when asked about the sporting culture in England and why countries like Pakistan was never able to match this.
“In England, all these retired fans, who are 60 plus, they flock to the stadium and they watch these games. Their population has 90-years-olds, 100-years-olds. Here in Pakistan, people don’t survive after 60 years. In Pakistan, even young people don’t want to go to the ground, do you think a 60-year-old would visit the stadium? People in England want to feel alive and they do that by having football club memberships, county (cricket) memberships. Even in India, as far as I know, people used to come and watch Test matches. I don’t know what’s the case there now,” he told Nauman Niaz on Youtube channel “Caught Behind.”
The senior journalist Niaz then went onto add that England’s government plays a huge role in taking care of its elders unlike impoverished countries like Pakistan.
“The quality of life is so better over there as the State takes care of its old people. They have traditions over there. I was watching the first round match of Wimbledon and the stands were full.”
Speaking further the duo also heaped praise on former England skipper Joe Root who had scored ten centuries in last 18 months. It also had two double centuries.
“In January 2021, Virat Kohli had 27 Test centuries, Steve Smith had 27, Kane Williamson had 19 and Joe Root had 17. Virat still has 27, Steve Smith has 27, Williamson now has 24 and Root stands at 27 which means he scored 10 Test centuries in last one year,” Niaz, who had a tiff with Shoaib Akhtar on-air, said.
“He made a good decision by stepping down from captaincy. Now he is scoring back-to-back Test centuries. He was never a good captain, but always a great batter,” remarked Latif.
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