Hong Kong faced Pakistan in the deciding match for a spot in Super Four . However, quite obviously Pakistan being the favorites washed away them within fee overs. The however, displayed a tough fight against India, in their the former’s opening match. Ahead of the Pak HK clash, Wasim Jaffer, the former Indian hailed the team. He moreover added, the he has quite a lot of expectations from the team.
The associate nation, Hong Kong received huge praises from Jaffer. While speaking on BatBricks7 presented CricTracker’s Run Ki Runneeti show, he mentioned about their qualifying performances.
To CricTracker, Wasim Jaffer said,
“I think Hong Kong has already expectations because if we talk about the Asia Cup qualifiers, UAE were the favorites for the tournament. So, in my opinion, they have already exceeded the expectations by defeating UAE and making it through to the main tournament. Now is the time for them to express themselves and enjoy their cricket. They have earned the right to play big matches against Pakistan and India. They should go out there and enjoy their cricket now without feeling any pressure.”
Babar Hayat of Hong Kong looks like a good player: Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer moreover praised Babar Hayat’s contribution for his Hong Kong team.
Since 2016, Babar Hayat, the HK batter has been the second highest run-scorer in Asia Cup T20Is right behind Virat Kohli. Jaffer praised Hayat for his swashbuckling performance and his hard hitting abilities. The batsman smashed an impressive 41 runs. He ruthlessly smashed the Indian pacers. He moreover ruled the power play over Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan.
“He looks like a good player the way he played against a quality Indian bowling attack and also in the qualifiers. His contribution was significant for Hong Kong in the qualifiers and played a major role in his team’s qualification for the Asia Cup 2022.”
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