Everyone is eagerly waiting for the date of 24 October in the T20 World Cup 2021. On this date, India will face arch-rivals Pakistan in the great match of the tournament. In the T20 World Cup, the neighboring country has not been able to win against India till date and Pakistan was the only team defeating which Team India won the title in 2007. This time too, India is being seen as a favorite in the high-voltage match, but captain Babar Azam can spoil the game of Team India by attacking the biggest weakness of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Pakistan’s fast bowler Shaheen Afridi can prove to be Babar’s big weapon against India. Let me explain to you why we are saying this.
Actually, Shaheen Afridi is a left-arm fast bowler and is currently running in the best form of his career. He bowled very well in the warm-up matches as well. India’s two legendary batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not always looked comfortable against the left-arm fast bowler. Hitman has been dismissed 13 times in his T20 career against the left-arm fast bowler, while Virat has also lost his wicket 8 times. Left-handed bowlers especially trouble Rohit a lot in the beginning and this is the reason why Babar Azam will definitely put Shaheen Afridi on the front from the beginning. Not just Rohit-Virat, but Suryakumar Yadav has also returned to the pavilion in T20Is 10 times against the left-arm fast bowler. In such a situation, through Babar Afridi, Team India would like to take full advantage of this weakness of the batsmen.
In the warm-up match played against Australia, Rohit was seen in good rhythm and he played a fine innings of 60 runs in 41 balls. However, runs have not come off the bat of captain Virat Kohli in the practice match. Virat could only score 11 runs against England. Talking about the overall record, Kohli likes Pakistan’s bowling attack a lot. Virat has faced Pakistan bowlers six times in the shortest format of cricket, during which King Kohli has smashed and scored 254 runs. Virat has been not out thrice and has an average of 84.66. The Indian captain has also scored two half-centuries against Pakistan and his highest score of 78 runs.