Shoaib Akhtar: Pakistan will go into India, land in India as the favourites

Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar believes the Pakistan cricket team one of the favorites in the ongoing Asia Cup and for the approaching World Cup. He further said beating Pakistan is going to be close to impossible.


Rawalpindi Express voiced his view toward two Asian nations, India and Pakistan, participating in the major tournaments. The OG pacer of Pakistan, Shoaib Akhtar, was all praises for his country’s upper hand in the fast bowling department. He further expressed his admiration for Pakistan’s ace pacer Shaheen Afridi. In addition, he considers Shaheen Shah Afridi among the best fast bowlers across the nation. The fast bowler’s trio of Pakistan, have made quite an impression on him.

In an virtual press conference organized by Star Sports, Shoaib Akhtar stated

“I am very happy that Pakistan is able to produce such fast bowlers over and over again. I don’t know what the reason is. First, there used to be a lot of fast bowlers from Punjab. Now, there is one from Rawalpindi, and two are Pathans. And the Pathans are very, very rugged and tough. One of the best fast bowlers in the world right now, I would say, is Shaheen Shah Afridi. He is on top of his career right now. Haris Rauf has the same mindset again to take wickets” 

He further added

“Pakistan will go into India, land in India as the favourites. I will be very honest with you. And Asia Cup at the same time, I think they are one of the favourites. And India and Pakistan are the two teams playing in the subcontinent, beating India in India is going to be the most impossible thing, but beating Pakistan in India in the subcontinent, it’s going to be a close to impossible”

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