Rohit and Shubman Gill’s charge on Shaheen Afridi will worry Pakistan, says former cricketer turned commentator Dinesh Karthik. Indian top–order strike back at Pakistan in the Super four stage of the Asia Cup.
DINESH KARTHIK PRAISES ROHIT AND SHUBMAN
The group stage match between India and Pakistan raised eyebrows on the Indian top-order. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill played a defensive game. The opening duo had to depart, scoring a bit. While Rohit Sharma made 11 off 22 deliveries, Shubman settled for 10 off 32 balls.
However, when they met again for the Super Four stage, the approach of the top order was contrasting. Indian opening duo Rohit Sharma and Gill were in an attacking mode. Babar Azam won the toss and decided to field first. Batting first, India’s opening duo Rohit and Shubman attacked Pakistan’s best bet, the pacers.
Ipl 2023 orange cap holder Gill hit the first half-century off 37 balls, while Rohit Sharma joined him shortly to reach the 50 runs milestone off just 42 balls. Reacting to this former wicketkeeper-batsman of India, Dinesh Karthik commended the duo. In addition, Dinesh Karthik commented that the destructive batting by the openers against Pakistan’s ace pacer Shaheen Afridi will worry Pakistan.
Dinesh Karthik on Cricbuzz stated
“The way Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill batted vs Shaheen Afridi, will worry Pakistan. I think the conditions suited fast bowling at the start of the innings, but India called the shots”
Dinesh Karthik further went on to praise Shaheen Afridi’s slower ball and explained why is it tough to pick. Shubman Gill was dismissed by a slower ball of Shaheen.
Dinesh Karthik further added
“It becomes tough as a batter to pick Shaheen Afridi’s slower delivery because of his wrist flick. Second time Shaheen Shah Afridi has deceived an Indian batter”
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