Bangladesh fared poorly on the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan, managing to amass a paltry sum of 233 runs in the first innings. As the senior members of the team failed to step up, the younger batsmen were guilty of reckless shot selection.
Although several Bangladeshi batters got starts, none of them went ahead to make an impactful contribution thus attracting criticism from former Pakistan skipper Ramiz Raja. The renowned commentator lambasted the tourists for botching the opportunities to go big.
He felt Bangladesh needed to show a lot of resolve with the bat in order to be termed as a quality Test side. He also praised the Pakistani bowlers for keeping the ball in the right channels to sustain pressure on the Bangladeshi batsmen.