Shaheen Afridi and Virat Kohli
Shaheen Afridi and Virat Kohli. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

The T20 World Cup 2022 is simply across the nook, and all of the collaborating groups have began gearing up for it. Everybody will likely be working in direction of an identical purpose, which is to bag the ICC title and raise the distinguished trophy. Talking of India, the Males in Blue will kick-start their marketing campaign on October 23 once they face arch-rivals Pakistan.

Pakistan has benefited from Shaheen Afridi’s return after an prolonged absence owing to damage adopted by his restoration, whereas India have been damage by accidents to key gamers. The left-arm speedster has usually been fairly a problem for the Indian high order. Whereas his match readiness will likely be evaluated within the coming days, if he will get match-ready in time for the India sport, he could be a formidable opponent.

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir had some recommendation for the Indian batters and mentioned that they need to try to comprise Shaheen Afridi. He instructed that the batters mustn’t worry him for his expertise, and as a substitute face him with sheer confidence and hit him for the large runs, as a result of that’s what will put their methods in place and assist them deal with the pacer.

“With regards to Shaheen Afridi, do not look to outlive. Look to attain runs from him. As a result of the second you look to outlive, every thing turns into actually small. Whether or not it is your backlift, whether or not it is your footwork, and clearly, in T20 cricket you possibly can’t look to outlive,” Gautam Gambhir mentioned on Star Sports activities.

India will likely be positive as a result of India has acquired high quality top-order: Gambhir

Shaheen Afridi final performed towards India within the T20 World Cup 2021 fixture, the place he wreaked havoc and emerged as a power to reckon with. The Indian openers- Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul had been left shocked when Afridi dismissed the 2 early within the powerplay. It took him time to choose up his third wicket of the sport, however when he did, he caught the large fish within the type of Virat Kohli.

“I do know that he might be harmful with the brand new ball, however once more, irrespective, the Indian batters want to attain extra runs, get into higher positions, and look to time the balls reasonably than to hit it. India will likely be positive as a result of India has acquired the standard of their high 3 or 4 who can undoubtedly tackle Shaheen Shah Afridi,” Gambhir added.