Blunt assessment of former Pakistan captain on Rohit and Babar's sides

The anticipation for the India-Pakistan match is building as the two cricket giants are going to face each other in the Asia Cup 2023 on September 2. The squads for both the India and Pakistan cricket teams have already been announced. As the teams gear up for their respective campaigns, the former captain of the Pakistan cricket team, Salman Butt, has weighed in with a rather noteworthy observation.
Butt said on his YouTube channel that "there's no chance to make experiments now. Neither of these sides is the Australia of the 2000s, who can do anything under the sun and still win. They would field new players and win the match; they would play old winners and still win. Both sides aren't like that team, and they know it."
He further said that "India and Pakistan's competition is against teams that can be a threat on their days. Australia was miles ahead of any side. Even if they had lost five batters early, they could've still scored 275–300 runs in an inning. It was a dream unit. India and Pakistan aren't dream units."
Butt also said that the batting of Team India was amazing under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, but the stock has fallen significantly since. He further said that the success of the team depends on Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, and their failure will make it very hard for the team to come back.
As he said, "India's batting was great under Dhoni. Right now, they have to put on a show; if Rohit or Kohli don't score big runs, it becomes hard for them against a good bowling lineup. And Pakistan, on their day, can be a very tough bowling side."

Aug 24, 2023 3:20 PM