IND vs PAK: The preparations for the T20 World Cup 2022 are in full swing. Team India will play the first match against Pakistan on 23 October. Everyone is excited about this match and eagerly waiting. In this match, fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi can prove to be a big threat for Team India.
To avoid Shaheen Shah Afridi, former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has given a guru mantra to captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. He told how he can face Shaheen Afridi.
Why the need to be careful with Shaheen Afridi?
In the T20 World Cup played in the year 2021, Shaheen Afridi blew up the Indian top order. Shaheen Afridi broke the back of Team India by dismissing KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma with his sharp bowling. Team India was defeated by 10 wickets in that match. This was the first time that Pakistan had defeated India in the history of the World Cup.
Shaheen Afridi is a very attacking bowler – Sachin Tendulkar
According to media reports, when Sachin Tendulkar was asked a question about dealing with Shaheen, he said that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are very big players and they must have found some way or the other.
Full statement of Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar said that ‘Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have scored big runs at the international level. They are both capable of it. I am sure he must have figured out how to deal with him (Shaheen Afridi). He is an aggressive and attacking bowler. He will support himself to bowl full and straight. Batsmen will have to keep an eye on the first few balls. If there is a swing, keep it straight.”
Deadly bowlers in Pakistan’s field
Pakistan’s bowling attack is looking quite tremendous for the T20 World Cup 2022 to be held in Australia this year. Shaheen Afridi is the most dangerous bowler in Pakistan team. Apart from them, there are also excellent fast bowlers like Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr and Mohammad Hasnain, who are also in tremendous form.