Aakash Chopra on the Struggle of Pakistan's Opener in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 Match

Aakash Chopra, who is a former player of the Indian cricket team, has highlighted that Fakhar Zaman seemed out of place while facing Jasprit Bumrah and Co. in the Asia Cup 2023 Super Four clash between India and Pakistan.
While talking about Team Pakistan chasing the target, Chopra pointed out that while Bumrah ended Imam-ul-Haq's misery early, his opening partner had to endure a horrid time in the middle. He said, "Jasprit Bumrah started it. Imam-ul-Haq, who was struggling at the start, got an outside edge, and a good catch was taken in the slips. It seemed like Fakhar Zaman had come on a tourist visa because Bumrah was bowling and the keeper was catching the ball repeatedly."
Chopra further added that Hardik Pandya ensured that Babar Azam continued his indifferent run against India. He stated:
"Then Hardik Pandya came and dismissed Babar Azam. Now that's a question: if we say our players will be judged by how they fare against Australia or Pakistan, then why not Babar Azam? He still does not have even a single ODI fifty against India. So he is struggling a little bit against India."


Sep 12, 2023 7:08 AM