Fielder at 100 speed and short leg… this plan was made to get Rohit out, Rameez Raja’s own


PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has revealed what he talked to Pakistan team captain Babar Azam before the T20 World Cup-2021. Rameez Raja and Babar Azam had made a plan especially for Team India and its opener Rohit Sharma. India and Pakistan started their campaign in the T20 World Cup on 24 October. There was a match between the two teams at the Dubai International Stadium, in which Pakistan defeated Team India by 10 wickets.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl first. Fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi had dismissed Team India’s opener Rohit Sharma in the very first over. It was a dream start for the Pakistan team. Rameez Raja reveals on BBC podcast how he planned with Babar Azam against Rohit Sharma.

‘Getting Rohit out’

Rameez Raja said, ‘Babar Azam was with the chief selector before going to the World Cup and then I asked him about his (Babar Azam) plan against India. Rameez Raja said that I can tell you (Babar Azam) how to get Rohit Sharma out. I told Babar to get Shaheen Afridi to bowl at 100 kmph and keep a fielder at short leg. Don’t single out Rohit and you will get him out.

Rohit Sharma was out on the very first ball. After Rohit, his fellow opener KL Rahul also returned to the pavilion. He was also dismissed by Afridi. Team India could score 150 runs in the match. Pakistan had achieved the target of 151 runs without losing any wicket.

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