Former Australian Cricketer Matthew Hayden names the Indian opener KL Rahul a major threat for Pakistan in their opening match on 24th October.
After the easy winning of India against the 2 super-paced teams England and Australia, the Super12 is commencing earlier on Sunday. The big clash is already a hot topic as the sentiments of citizens are way too high during these matches.
Matthew knowing the fact has released a big statement that the Indian opener Rahul and Pant collectively are threats and states that he has seen him grow. Matthew said:
“More or less I have watched KL Rahul grow and he is a major threat to Pakistan. I have watched him grow up as a boy. I have seen his struggles and his dominance in shorter formats. I have seen someone like Rishabh Pant, his brash nature and beautiful vision for the game, how he has destroyed bowling attacks. he has got the opportunity because he sees it that way.”
Matthew adding more details to the statement explained that how hard Babar is needed to perform, he says:
“There will be additional pressure on him (Babar Azam) as captain and batsman because he will be targeted and everyone will be wanting to like they say, put him in their pocket. Babar has command and presence and he needs to fulfill that role in a batting sense and captain.”
Observing closely all the India vs Pakistan matches the former opener explained that he knows about the rivalry between India – Pakistan. He added:
“For an Australian obviously the Ashes and matches against England are tops but nothing matches the rivalry of these two teams.”
Talking about the Pakistan players he took some names of the key players like Azam, Rizwan, and Fakar and said they could be of help to Pakistan.
He concluded by saying that the consultation with Pakistan was to make them calm and controlled by telling them that the most challenging match is coming ahead of them and this is high to be calm. The opener concluded:
“I have learned for whatever reason you are always under pressure, you don’t need to create additional pressure to what the game demands.”
The Dubai International Stadium will witness the clash between the Men in Blue and Men in Green on 24th October at 7:30 pm(IST).