Pace Bowler Afridi Shines Against India in Asia Cup Clash
Pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi bamboozled batting icons Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the blockbuster clash between India and Pakistan at the Asia Cup on Saturday.
The Magical Deliveries
- Pacer Afridi dismissed skipper Rohit for 11 off 22 balls.
- Afridi got the better of ex-captain Kohli, taking his wicket for the second time in international cricket.
Former Opener’s Analysis
Talking about Kohli’s dismissial, former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer explained how Kohli should have tackled the wicket-taking delivery by Afridi.
- Jaffer suggested that Kohli should have played the delivery straighter instead of playing with an angled bat towards third man.
- Jaffer believed that if Kohli had played it straighter, the dismissal might not have taken place.
Despite Afridi’s performance, India’s Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya recorded a crucial 138-run stand against Pakistan, lifting India’s total to 266 in 48.5 overs.
Afridi ended the innings with four wickets, including the dismissals of Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja.
Rain Forces No Result
After Pakistan bowled out India for 266, rain forced a no result in the Asia Cup clash as the points were shared by both teams.
Rohit’s Team India is set to play Asia Cup debutants Nepal in their final Group A fixture at the same venue on Tuesday.
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