Danish Kaneria has recently opened up on how the Pakistani fans have been saying that India lost five wickets while chasing Zimbabwe’s total of 161 in the second ODI of their three-match ODI series on Saturday as well. However, he added that the Indian batters played with an attacking approach during the match, and reached the target in the 26th over itself. And, Kaneria stated that Pakistan, on the other hand, would have used all 50 overs to chase down the total as well.
The veteran has stated while speaking on his YouTube channel: “Many Pakistani fans have said that India lost five wickets while chasing a total of 161 against Zimbabwe. But we must consider that India had a very attacking approach and they finished the game within 25 overs. In a similar situation, Pakistan would have taken 50 overs to chase it down.”
Team India have registered an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ongoing ODI series against Zimbabwe. The KL Rahul-led team will now be trying for a whitewash after having outplayed the host in the first two games as well. Danish Kaneria has also stated that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hasn’t managed speedsterShaheen Afridi’s workload well. He believes that he has sustained a knee injury as he was asked to play regular games across formats.
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Kaneria said: “Shaheen Afridi has been ruled out of the Asia Cup and the PCB is to blame for this. I had been saying this for a year that he will break down one day. The same has happened, that too ahead of a big tournament. There was no need for the management to play him in the Sri Lanka series. Playing him in so many games in all three formats was a big mistake.”
Notably, Afridi sustained a knee injury during the first Test match against Sri Lanka last month. He has now been ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 as well. He further added that Afridi’s absence would surely help Team India as he opined that Pakistan do not have any other bowlers who can trouble India as well.
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“Shaheen Afridi won’t feature in the Asia Cup, which is a big advantage for Team India. There won’t be any threat to them now. Pakistan are now left without a bowler who can make an impact early on with the new ball against India’s powerpacked batting lineup,” Danish Kaneria concluded.