'He is the most difficult to bowl to' - Shadab Khan expresses admiration for Rohit Sharma
Shadab Khan also talks about the warm reception that the Pakistan team received in India.
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There is no doubt that the Indian cricket team is filled to the brim with quality stars. The likes of Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Rohit Sharma make up a star-studded squad, and with the ODI World Cup 2023 looming around the corner, the players will be keen on putting in good performances and hopefully going all the way in the tournament.
With the Pakistan side arriving in India for the first time in seven years for the World Cup, the side’s all-rounder Shadab Khan took centre stage to reflect on the star power that the Indian team possesses. The 24-year-old came forward to name Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.
Shadab opined that he admires Rohit Sharma a lot and named him one of the most influential batters in world cricket. He also stated that Rohit is extremely difficult to bowl to.
"I admire Rohit Sharma a lot and among the leading batsmen in the world, he is the most difficult to bowl to. Once he gets set he becomes very dangerous. Among the bowlers, since I am a leg-spinner, it will be Kuldeep Yadav given his recent form,” Shadab Khan was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.
The welcome was fantastic: Shadab Khan
Furthermore, Shadab Khan also talked of the welcome that the Pakistan side received when they arrived in Hyderabad for their first warm-up game against New Zealand. Shadab Khan pointed out the brilliant hospitality and the tasty food that they were greeted with.
"The welcome was fantastic at the (Hyderabad) airport and also a lot of people have been thronging the team hotel and hospitality wise it's been really good," Shadab Khan said.
"The food has been really tasty and the support staff (all South Africans) are worried that we end up increasing our fat percentage (laughs). Hope, we get the same love in Ahmedabad where we play India (laughs)," he added.
After losing their first World Cup warm-up game against New Zealand, Pakistan will be taking on Australia in their final warm-up game on Tuesday, October 3. Furthermore, they will begin their World Cup campaign by taking on the Netherlands on Friday, October 6.