9th August 2023, Mumbai: Team India captain has declined to answer, when asked who is the toughest Pakistan pacer to face citing if he will take a name it will create an unnecessary controversy.
Rohit Sharma comments
“Pakistan team mein sab ache hai. Mai kisi ka naam nahi loonga. Bada bada controversy hota hai (All the pacers in Pakistan team are equally good. I will not going to pick any individual. It creates big controversy),” says Rohit in an event in the USA.
“Ek ka naam lete hai toh doosre ko acha nahi lagta. Doosre ka lete hai toh teesre ko acha nahi lagta. Saare hi ache hai (If I will take one player’s name, the second will feel bad. If I will takr second players’s name, then the third will feel bad. I think all of them are good),” he added.
India will take on Pakistan on September 2 in Kandy, Sri Lanka in the upcoming 2023 Asia Cup, starting from August 30.
“When you play against Pakistan, it’s always challenging, to beat them, and to play against them, we have to do a whole lot,” Sharma had said on Star Sports.
Groups for 2023 Asia Cup
Pakistan, India and Nepal are in Group A while Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are in Group B. The tournament will follow a hybrid model with Pakistan hosting four matches across two venues and Sri Lanka hosting the remaining games.
The schedule for the 2023 Asia Cup, co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, is out with the tournament running from August 30 to September 17.
Pakistan will take on Nepal in the opening match of the 2023 Asia Cup in Multan. The tournament, which will be played in fifty-overs format, has six teams divided into two groups of three teams each.
Time schedule for Asia Cup 2023
Last month, after much wait, the Asia Cup 2023 schedule was finally announced by Jay Shah, BCCI secretary and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) head. The timings of the matches were announced on Tuesday