Aakash Chopra says Shaheen Shah Afridi is staying rent-free in our minds

The pacers of Pakistan have performed very well against India in their first match between India and Pakistan. After deciding to bat first at Pallekele on Saturday, September 3, India were down by four wickets in the first 15 overs of the match.
The chief destructor was Shaheen Shah Afridi, who took the wicket of both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in his opening spell and later dismissed Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja with the old ball. Former cricketer Aakash Chopra praised the pacer and said that Shaheen was the player of the match for him before the game was abandoned due to rain.
Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel that, "We need to first talk about the Player of the Match, even if it did not end up as a proper game. There are a lot of contenders. Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya played 80-odd run knocks, which took India to a position where they could have fought. But my player of the match is Shaheen Shah Afridi."

Aakash Chopra feels that Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi is living rent-free in the minds of the Indian batsman; as he said, "Shaheen opens you up at the start. The guy has class and swings the ball at a good pace. At the moment, it seems like he is staying rent-free in our minds because when he starts his run-up, I don't know what the batters think, but we feel that he will hit the pads or dismiss the batter."



Sep 3, 2023 2:21 PM