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Shoaib Akhtar rates Rohit Sharma above Virat Kohli, compares him to this Pakistani legend

Rohit Sharma has played extremely well in the recent matches against Pakistan

The former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has compared Rohit Sharma to the Pakistani legend Inzamam ul Haq and has said that he is an even greater batsman than the Indian captain Virat Kohli.

It’s a huge statement to make, but Shoaib Akhtar is probably coming from the fact that Rohit has played remarkably well against Pakistan in the recent encounters between the two teams.

Whether it’s in the group game of the Champions Trophy or the Asia Cup or the ODI World Cup, whenever Rohit has come across Pakistan, he has put on an absolute exhibition of stroke play.

“Today, there are no Pakistanis who say that India does not have a good team. They appreciate it openly. They consider Virat Kohli is a great player and Rohit Sharma even greater. People here in Pakistan say, ‘he is the Inzamam-Ul-Haq of India,” Shoaib Akhtar was quoted as saying by Zee News.

Although Virat Kohli

has also played some fantastic knocks against Pakistan in the recent past, Rohit’s exhilarating strokeplay has probably taken a bit of gloss off Kohli’s knocks.

Like Inzamam ul Haq, Rohit Sharma is also an effortless strokeplayer

The reason why Shoaib Akhtar has compared Rohit to Inzamam ul Haq is because of his ability to play the big shots without making it look too hard. Inzamam was also the kind of batsman who used to play really difficult shots effortlessly and against some of the quickest bowlers of his time.

India and Pakistan are going head-to-head in a much anticipated T20 World Cup encounter this Sunday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. This is the first time after ODI World Cup 2019 that these two arch-rivals are up against each other.

In the history of the T20 World Cups, India has faced Pakistan 5 times and has emerged victorious in every single game. The last time these two teams met in a T20 World Cup was in 2016 at Eden Gardens. And, it was an easy win for India, with Virat Kohli top-scoring while batting at no. 3.

India would hope they extend their lead over Pakistan in T20 World Cups to 6-0 and make a thumping start to their World Cup campaign on Sunday.

 

 

Abhishek

I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.

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