Chairman PCB Raja opens up about Rohit Sharma's dismissal during T20 World Cup

Raja opens about his inputs to captain Babar Azam in order to claim key scalp of India's opener Sharma during Indo-Pak clash at this year's mega-event

By Web Desk
December 03, 2021
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja in a podcast interview with BBC has opened about his inputs to captain Babar Azam in order to claim the prize scalp of India's star opener Rohit Sharma during the high-octane clash at this year's T20 World Cup match in Dubai.

Shaheen Shah Afridi lit the Dubai stadium with his scintillating opening spell in which he got Rohit Sharma out LBW plumb for zero, and it proved to be a killer blow for Men In Blue as they went on to lose the match by 10 wickets.

Ramiz said: "Babar Azam was here with Chief Selector before leaving for the World Cup and I asked him what are your plans against India.

Babar replied: "I have plans and we employ Cricviz and they do the match-ups.

Ramiz added:"I understand, but India will also be using Cricviz and then they will have a ploy set up against you. So, that becomes nothing for us."

Ramiz Raja added: "I can tell you how to get rid of Rohit Sharma right now and Babar was intrigued. 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."