Legendary Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar has expressed concerns about India skipper Rohit Sharma’s dip in form prior to the high-octane clash between India and Pakistan at the Asia Cup 2022. After registering a confidence-boosting win over rivals Pakistan in their Asia Cup 2022 opener, Rohit Sharma-led-Team India entered the Super 4 stage of the tournament by defeating Hong Kong in their previous fixture.
On Sunday, the Men in Blue will reignite their iconic rivalry and hope to do an encore against Pakistan for the second time in the continental tournament at the Dubai International Stadium.
Rohit Sharma’s dip in form has been a concern
One of the greatest fast bowlers in world cricket, Pakistan’s Akhtar never shies away from speaking his mind. Former Pakistani cricketer Akhtar has now come up with a bold remark about Indian skipper Rohit ahead of the blockbuster meeting between the Asian giants in the Super 4 stage.
Veteran opener Rohit has struggled for form in the ongoing edition of the Asia Cup. The explosive batter had ended up playing a patient knock when India last met Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022.
Shoaib Akhtar opines Hardik Pandya is a strong contender to lead India
Speaking on his YouTube channel ahead of the mouth-watering contest between the two arch-rivals, Akhtar claimed that Rohit is ‘stuck’ as India’s captain. Akhtar has also opined that all-rounder Hardik Pandya is a ‘powerful contender’ to lead India in the shortest format.
“I think Rohit Sharma is stuck as a captain. He doesn’t seem to be enjoying it, and he is taking a lot of pressure, so he is out of form. Hardik Pandya is a significant factor after he recovered from a back injury. He guided his team [Gujarat Titans] to IPL 2022 trophy as captain, and he is a powerful contender to be captain for T20I,” Akhtar said.
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