Shoaib Akhtar appreciates the way Rohit Sharma bats
Former bowler Shoaib Akhtar has disclosed, what he and his fellow country members feel about certain Indian players. Along with captain Kohli, the 2nd most talked player is Rohit Sharma.
Akhtar makes a comparison between Sharma and Inzamam-ul-Haq. Says that he bats like Pakistan’s former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq who is known for his ‘lazy elegance’. Like him, Rohit also does batting by letting the ball slightly touch on the bat after a wait.
Shoaib Akhtar talks about Pant and Yadav at the same time and said:
“Today, there are no Pakistanis who say that India does not have a good team,” he said. “They appreciate it openly. They consider Virat Kohli a great player and Rohit Sharma even greater. People here in Pakistan say, ‘he is the Inzamam-Ul-Haq of India’. People appreciate Rishabh Pant for the way he played in Australia. Then there is Suryakumar Yadav. He is being appreciated too. So, Pakistan holds a very good narrative about India.”
The paced bowler also stated that even gets loved by the country.
Besides the bowler, the former cricketer Md. Kaif was seen choosing his favorite team of Super12 -India. Talking about Indian Team he extended it to the level where he said that it would be extremely surprising if Pakistan manages to beat India because they don’t have unity in them. Showing less belief in their country’s squad kaif appreciated the Indian squad in his ways.
Kaif also believes that Kohli’s boys will give a cutthroat competition to the teams in T20 World Cup 2021. He added:
“Historically, India has always won these (World Cup) matches. But it depends on how the players perform on match day. The Indian side has an advantage that they just played the IPL in the UAE and are accustomed to the conditions. Players are also in form. It would be a shocker if Pakistan wins. Of course, anything can happen in T20, but on paper, India appears to be a much stronger team.”
The first match will be played between India-Pakistan on 24th October at 7:30 pm (IST).