Shahid Afridi (Picture Supply: Instagram/ShahidAfridi)

In sports activities, participant comparisons are quite prevalent. Nonetheless, the discussions often escalate into violent confrontations when these parallels are made between the gamers of two competing groups. In a panel dialogue held in Melbourne previous to the India vs. Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 recreation, Shahid Afridi strongly disagreed with Atul Wassan’s comparisons of the gamers of India and Pakistan.

Wassan stated that the Indian gamers have established their reputations by successful important matches, however Afridi retorted that Wassan was exaggerating the significance of his group’s gamers. Wassan emphasised how dependable gamers like KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have been lately. Nonetheless, Pakistani gamers, in distinction, haven’t been in a position to obtain such standing.

Afridi, Wassan, and Kapil Dev have been amongst these sharing their opinions on the Indian and Pakistani groups forward of their T20 World Cup match on Samaa TV, the place Wassan made the comment, to which Afridi replied:

“Mujhe ek deja vu wali feeling ho rahi thi. Kuch mahine phele bhi talk about kar rahe the ki Indian group essential naked naked naam hai – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul. Aur yeh naked naam isliye hai kyunki kuch saalo se innhone constant performances diye hai. Isliye world essential bhi ranking hai. In comparison with Pakistan cricketers, unhone bhi kiya hai, par India group ke towards dekha jae toh utne naked, utne globally nehi hai.” (I’m having a Déjà vu. Just a few months again we have been discussing that there are massive names within the Indian group like Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. These are massive names as a result of they’ve constantly carried out over time. That’s why they’ve a ranking on this planet. Pakistan cricketers have additionally performed effectively however they don’t seem to be as massive and international because the Indian gamers).

Rizwan has carried out many time now, he ought to get scores as effectively: Afridi

“Rizwan ne ek match jitaya, Nawaz ne bhi ek match jitaya, however ek match jitwane se koi naked participant nehi ban jaate. Hardik ko bhi extremely fee karte he kyunki woh lagatar bowling se bhi jitwaya hai, batting se bhi. Rizwan bara naam nehi lag rahe the kyunki unhone India ke khilaf matche nehi jitwaye the. Par abhi woh 3-4 bar carry out kiya hai, toh unko bhi ranking milna chaiye,” he added. (Rizwan gained a recreation for us, Nawaz did that too, however successful a match doesn’t make them a giant participant. Hardik has additionally been rated extremely as a result of he has constantly gained video games for India by bowling, even by batting. Rizwan wasn’t a giant identify as a result of he hadn’t gained video games for the group towards India. However now that he has carried out a number of instances, he ought to get scores as effectively).

After commenting on the comparisons between gamers of the 2 rival sides, Afridi hit again at Atul Wassan for his remarks and made a daring comment as he added-

“Abhi jo baat kar rahe they woh samaj nehi ayi. Apne gamers ko sar pe charha liya. Pakistan gamers, jo ICC Rating essential No.1, 2 he unko bilkul ignore kardiya.” (I didn’t fairly perceive what he was speaking about proper now. They’ve created a giant hype about their gamers, and have ignored the Pakistani gamers who’re ranked on the No. 1 and No. 2 positions)

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