The T20 World Cup is to begin in UAE and Oman from 17 October. Team India has to face Pakistan in the first match of the tournament. The era of rhetoric has started regarding this great match. Recently, former Pakistan player Abdul Razzaq had said that if the team’s pacers Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are dismissed early, then Babar Azam’s team will be able to crush Kohli’s army. Danish Kaneria, who has played with him, has termed this statement of Razzaq as absurd. Kaneria believes that Pakistan does not have the strength to compete with Team India and has been able to build his team with great difficulty for the T20 World Cup.
Talking on his YouTube channel, the former Pakistan spinner said, ‘Pakistan does not have consistency in batting and bowling. Razzaq said that get Kohli and Rohit out and you can easily win this Indian team. Crap, how will you be able to catch this Indian team? The issue itself lies in making the Pakistan team. Where is your batting, who will win you match? The B team of England had defeated us. This is a very bad statement to make. Such a statement was not expected from such an international level cricketer, whose status is very high in Pakistan. India has an upper hand against Pakistan. Team India is performing well in every department. They have players like Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya. How will you get him out?’
Earlier, Razzaq had also commented about Bumrah, in response to which Kaneria said, ‘Razzaq had also given a statement about Bumrah. After Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, I have not seen anyone bowling yorkers like Bumrah. There hasn’t been a better bowler in Pakistan than Bumrah, who can bowl yorkers like him. His bowling is superb. There is no bowler from Pakistan side even around him.