“Rain saved us..” Shoaib Akhtar changed his complexion after seeing Pakistani bowlers being beaten, insulted his own country fiercely.
Shoaib Akhtar: In Asia Cup 2023, crores of cricket fans around the world including India and Pakistan (IND vs PAK) were hoping that they would get to see three powerful and exciting matches between India and Pakistan in this tournament. But this hope of the fans has not been fulfilled yet. The first match of the group stage was washed out due to rain. After this, rain also hampered the Super 4 match and the match was shifted to the reserve day. Meanwhile, former fast bowler of Pakistan cricket team Shoaib Akhtar has given a big statement on his own team.
saved by rain
In the Super 4 match, Indian batsmen had scored runs on the ground in Colombo before the rain. Pakistan’s famous bowling was ineffective against the Indian batsmen in this match. It seemed that India’s score would reach around 350 but then rain came and the match had to be stopped. Expressing his opinion on this situation, former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said in a private channel programme, ‘Today rain saved Pakistan.’
Rohit and Shubman Gill beat up
Babar Azam had confidence in his bowlers and their performance in the last match against India, so he won the toss and chose to bowl, but Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill came in a different style. They put Pakistan on the backfoot in the match by making a partnership of 121 runs in 16.4 overs. First Gill and then Rohit had completely exposed Pakistan’s bowling. Rohit Sharma scored 56 runs in 49 balls and Gill scored 58 runs in 52 balls. By the time the match was stopped, India had scored 147 runs for 2 wickets in 24.1 balls. Kohli was playing at 8 and Rahul at 17.
Shaheen Afridi badly beaten
Shaheen Afridi is one of the best fast bowlers of the present era but in this match he was badly beaten by the Indian openers. While Rohit Sharma hit him for the first six in the first over, Shubman Gill destroyed his line length by hitting 6 fours in 12 balls. Apart from this, Rohit Sharma also beat Shadab Khan fiercely before getting out.
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