Pakistan had performed brilliantly in the T20 World Cup 2021. He defeated India in the opening match. In this match, fast bowler Shaheen Afridi gave India a strong setback in the beginning and brought Team India under pressure. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) President Rameez Raja has spoken openly about that match. In a podcast with the BBC, he claimed how he had given captain Babar Azam valuable information about India’s dismissal of swashbuckling batsman Rohit Sharma.
Rameez Raja said, ‘Babar Azam was here with the chief selector before going to the World Cup. I asked him what is your plan against Team India. He said that I have some plans as well as some analysts from Cricviz, which will come in handy. After this I told him, ‘Team India will also have this type of technology, so that they can plan against you. This is nothing to us. I told him, ‘I can tell you how to get rid of Rohit Sharma right now and Babar was interested in it.’ I said get Shaheen Afridi to bowl at 100 kmph. Go short leg and don’t let a single run take you. You’ll get him out.
Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets in this match. This was India’s first defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the World Cup in 29 years. Batting first after losing the toss, India scored 151 runs for the loss of seven wickets. In reply, Pakistan won the match with 13 balls remaining. Shaheen Afridi dismissed Rohit Sharma for zero and KL Rahul for three. Shaheen Afridi took seven wickets in the T20 World Cup.