On 13 November 2022, Pakistan are going to take on England at the MCG for the final of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. In the semi-final, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by seven wickets. In the other semi-final, England defeated India by 10 wickets and sealed their birth in the final.
However, both Indian fans and players were in shock seeing such a horrible performance from Rohit Sharma and his men. Indian bowlers miserably failed in that clash as they did not take any England wickets. Now, former Pakistani cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar came up with a bold claim ahead of the final. He was seen comparing Indian bowlers with Pakistan bowlers.
“Pakistan bowlers India bowling ki tarah nahi hai.” – Shoaib Akhtar
While speaking on his official YouTube channel, Shoaib Akhtar said that Pakistan bowlers are not the same as Indian bowlers. England know that it will be not easy for them against Pakistan as they had against India. It seemed that the former Pakistani pacer took a dig at the Indian bowlers.
He said that England will not get walk-over so easily against Pakistan as they got against India. Shoaib Akhtar said: “Farak ye padega ki England ek comprehensive position me hai. England ka confidence sky-rocketing hoga. England ko pata hai ki yahan par Pakistan bowlers India bowling ki tarah nahi hai. Yahan kuch na kuch karke jeetna apdega. Itni aasani se walkover nahi milega.”
He also added that Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan came to the form at the right time for the team. In the semi-final, they scored with a better strike rate and that will be a major boost for the whole team. “Babar aur Rizwan pe bohot depend karta hai. Jis strike rate se khele hain, vo important hain. Jin 6 overs me hamaara strike rate missing tha, vo vaapis aa gaya hai. Melbourne wicket allow karegi aapko ki aap ussi strike rate ko maintain karke khelein.” Shoaib Akhtar concluded. Both Babar Azam and Rizwan scored fifty each in the semi-final against the Kiwis.