Babar Azam and Ramiz Raja
Babar Azam and Ramiz Raja. (Photograph Supply: Twitter/Pakistan Cricket)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja revealed the planning behind Indian skipper Rohit Sharma’s dismissal in final yr’s T20 World Cup conflict in opposition to Pakistan in a modern chat with BBC. The previous cricketer had deliberate Rohit’s dismissal with the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam involving quick bowling sensation Shaheen Afridi forward of the epic conflict.

The Males in Inexperienced received the monkey off their backs after defeating arch-rivals India for the primary time in a World Cup conflict in final yr’s ICC mega occasion. Babar Azam’s aspect hammered India by ten wickets to register a complete victory.

The win was arrange by Shaheen Afridi’s marauding opening spell, which had India in a spot of trouble within the powerplay. Ramiz Raja revealed having a dialog with Babar Azam, suggesting the previous to make use of Shaheen Afridi’s deadly yorker in opposition to Rohit with a fielder shut in on the leg aspect.

“Babar Azam was right here with the Chief Selector earlier than leaving for the World Cup, and I requested him what are your plans in opposition to India. I can let you know the best way to do away with Rohit Sharma proper now and Babar was intrigued. I mentioned get Shaheen Afridi bowling at 100mph, get a person at short-leg. Simply bowl that inswinging yorker at 100mph and don’t give him a single and hold him on strike. You’ll get him out,” Ramiz revealed on a BBC podcast.

Shaheen Afridi will probably be out there for Pakistan’s conflict in opposition to India

Ramiz’s plan labored wonders for the group as they not solely removed Rohit but in addition his opening accomplice KL Rahul in Afridi’s very subsequent over. Though Virat Kohli steadied the ship for India, they didn’t register a match-winning complete within the blockbuster conflict.

The arch-rivals will resume their rivalry on this yr’s version as they’ll characteristic in one other titanic battle on the iconic MCG on the twenty third of October. Shaheen Afridi, who missed his aspect’s Asia Cup marketing campaign final month, is match and looking out ahead to going through India in per week’s time. 

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