There has been a lot of debate about the pitch that will be used in Rawalpindi for the first Test match between England and Pakistan that is currently taking place. The batters on both teams have multiplied the runs. England made history on the first day of the Test by scoring 657 runs, becoming the first team to do so. In response, Pakistan has played two full days of batting, capping Day 3 at 499/7. Each team has had up to seven batters reach the century mark, and the bowlers frequently gave the impression that they were powerless.

The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) chairman, Ramiz Raja, called the field “embarrassing.” Fast bowler for Pakistan Naseem Shah recently responded to an odd question on the subject that was meant to be humorous. Naseem concurred, but the tension in the press conference room quickly increased.

In response to Australia pace legend Dennis Lillee’s joke about the poor quality of the Faisalabad playing surface, the journalist asked a question. “Dennis Lillee once remarked that he wanted to be cremated on a wicket like this when he passed away. There used to be one in Faisalabad. Do you believe that wicket was what it was? the journalist questioned. Naseem smiled and said, “Sir, ab aap mujhe maarne ke chakkar me hain” (You are talking about my death).

The press conference moderator said something after Naseem’s joke that seemed to annoy the journalist. “Mein topi, ye salwaar kameez dekh ke mein na soche ki mai naya aya hu. (Don’t think I’m new because of how I look.) “Mujhe sawaal puchne de na, ye kya tareeka hai,” he said, “You have a very special name. Aap mujhe batayenge toreka. Ap paida nai hue, The Tab se mai sports journalism karra hu. Are you tareeka batayenge? (Dare I ask what sort of behavior this is? Will you aid my speech development? You weren’t even alive when I started writing about sports. Will you teach me how to speak? Naseem ultimately served as the mediator, telling the moderator to let the journalist ask his question and then offering both of them his condolences.