Shaheen Afridi is more important than Babar Azam for Pakistan. Well-known Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle called fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi more important than captain Babar Azam for Pakistan for the World Cup 2023.
Talking to a private website, Harsha Bhogle said that Shaheen Shah Afridi is in a way more important than Babar Azam because if Shaheen hadn’t taken wickets in the opening 10 overs in the Asia Cup, you can see what would have happened. If Pakistan does not get wickets in the powerplay, their bowling side becomes different, the absence of Naseem Shah is also a big gap for the Pakistan team.
Harsha Bhogle said that Pakistani spinners will need to present a good game, I think the situation in Pakistan will be something like this, will Pakistan’s openers be able to present a good game? Or will Pakistan’s spinners be able to bowl well in the middle overs?
Harsha Bhogle used words like uncertainty for Pakistan’s middle order batsmen in his conversation and said that Mohammad Rizwan, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Saud Shakeel are good cricketers but can you trust them to win the World Cup? We are waiting to see, if they do it is very good for Pakistan.
The Indian commentator further said that the 3 spinners who have been selected for the Pakistan squad can also bat, Shadab is a good batsman among them, and Nawaz can bat.
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Former national cricket team captain and all-rounder Shahid Afridi advised captain Babar Azam to play aggressively in the World Cup.
Former captain Shahid Afridi said that the whole nation is supporting Babar Azam, who is playing with an experienced team, the captain should have aggressive body language throughout the tournament.
He advised Babar Azam ahead of the scheduled World Cup matches in India that you have to deal with pressure because the most important thing is to handle pressure.
Shahid Afridi said that inside and outside the ground it should be seen that Babar Azam has a close relationship with his match winners and key players and he should discuss the ground plan with them.