Asia cup 2023 has started. Whose first match was between Pakistan and Nepal. Now India vs Pakistan match will be held on 2nd September on which everyone's eyes are fixed.
India's first match in Asia Cup 2023 is against Pakistan. Team India has completed preparations for this match. At the same time, Pakistan had won a resounding victory against Nepal in the first match of the tournament and the spirits of this team are on the seventh sky. The match between India and Pakistan is always special and cricket fans all over the world keep an eye on this match. For this reason it is also called Mahamukabala. In the match to be held in the Asia Cup, the competition between the two teams will be exciting, but the mutual battle between some players is also going to be fun. Here we will talk about Shaheen Afridi vs Rohit Sharma. let's see who has the upper hand
The record of Indian opening batsmen against fast bowlers of left arm fast bowlers is nothing special. Especially in big matches, on many occasions the left-arm fast bowler has become the reason for India's defeat. Mohammad Amir in Champions Trophy 2017, Trent Boult in ODI World Cup semi-final 2019 and left-armer Shaheen Afridi in T20 World Cup 2021 destroyed India's top order. Amir has retired and India will play against Boult only in the ODI World Cup, but Shaheen Afridi will be the biggest threat for India in the Asia Cup. Shaheen has taken a lot of wickets in his very first over and continues to be a threat for India.
Shaheen Afridi is the biggest threat to Indian team captain Rohit Sharma (Rohit Sharma vs Shaheen Afridi). At times Rohit's feet do not move properly at the beginning of the innings. In such a situation, he can be bowled or lbw on the inside ball of the left-arm fast bowler. In the 2021 World Cup, Shaheen had sent Rohit Sharma to the pavilion before his account was opened. However, in ODIs, Rohit plays more cautiously and can play big innings after setting his eyes on the crease in the initial overs.
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Rohit is yet to be dismissed by Shaheen in the ODI format but Shaheen Afridi has dismissed him once in T20 cricket which was a memorable ball where the Pakistani bowler had him out LBW with an inswinger in the World Cup 2021.