Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja has revealed the details of his chat with captain Babar Azam before the team’s departure to the UAE. The two discussed the downfall of Rohit Sharma.
India and Pakistan clashed in their opening match of the ICC T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed Rohit Sharma to stun the Men in Blue in the first over.
During his appearance on the BBC podcast, PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja revealed how he had planned Rohit’s dismissal with Babar Azam.
“Babar Azam was here with the Chief Selector before leaving for the World Cup, and I asked him what are your plans against India,” Ramiz Raja recalled.”I can tell you how to get rid of Rohit Sharma right now and Babar was intrigued,” the PCB Chairman added. “I said get Shaheen Afridi bowling at 100mph, get a man at short-leg and a 45. Just bowl that inswinging yorker at 100mph and do not give him a single and keep him on strike. You will get him out.”