Pakistan are lacking the companies of Shaheen Shah Afridi on the ongoing Asia Cup, and wicketkeeper-batter feels that not even a single bowler from the present crop can fill the sneakers of the star pacer. Afridi picked up a knee harm throughout Pakistan’s two-match Test sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka, which dominated him out of the Asia Cup. While the likes of Naseem Shah and Shahnawaz Dahani have carried out nicely to date within the match, Rizwan mentioned that filling Afridi’s sneakers is not simple.
However, Rizwan additionally instructed that different gamers ought to benefit from the alternatives, which is able to solely profit Pakistan within the longer run.
“I’ve talked to the bowlers before. I will be very honest here, no bowler from this group can replace Shaheen. This is my honest answer. The way he (Shaheen) has performed in the past 1-2 years, no bowler can come into the side and fill his shoes. But, we can get another Shaheen and this is an opportunity for our other fast bowlers. The way Naseem and Dahani have performed.. and Haris is already a part of the side, so we are hopeful,” mentioned the Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Rizwan mentioned throughout a post-match press convention after their win over Hong Kong in Group A.
Rizwan anchored Pakistan’s protected passage to the Asia Cup Super 4, taking part in an unbeaten knock of 78 throughout his facet’s 155-run overcome Hong Kong on Friday.
After posting a complete of 193 for 2, Pakistan bowled out Hong Kong for a meagre 38-run complete.
Pakistan will now tackle arch-rivals India of their first sport of the Super 4 stage on Sunday.
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