Asia Cup 2023: 'We Face Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf…,' Pakistan Batter's Savage Reply On Jasprit Bumrah's Return
Abdullah Shafique, Pakistan's young batter, expressed little concern over Jasprit Bumrah's comeback for the Asia Cup 2023, claiming that his squad already confronts world-class bowlers in the nets, including Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah.
Bumrah has rejoined the Men in Blue after a lengthy recuperation period. While several players such as KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant remain in rehab at the NCA, Bumrah has returned after a 10-month absence for India's upcoming Ireland series.
Shafique was recently asked about facing Afridi and Haris in the nets, and the article included Bumrah's name, stating that he is expected to return to the Asia Cup squad.
"During practise sessions, you constantly face Haris, Naseem, and Shaheen in the nets." Do you find it simple to take on the opposition's bowlers? Especially when it comes to India… "Because it appears that Jasprit Bumrah will also be returning for the Asia Cup," a reporter inquired of the 23-year-old Pakistani star.
The kid made no mention of Bumrah, but he lauded his teammates, claiming that Pakistan has the strongest bowling attack in the world. (During the Asia Cup in 2023, Ravi Shastri wants Ishan Kishan to bat in THIS position.)
"Our bowling attack is excellent, if not the best in the world." We meet them (Shaheen, Haris, and Naseem) in the nets… we face their difficult spells. This boosts our confidence and aids in our preparedness.
If we're doing well against them, we'll be more confidence against opposing bowlers," Abdullah Shafique responded.
The much-anticipated match between India and Pakistan in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 has been rescheduled for a different day, as have eight other matches in the competition.
Recently, the International Cricket Council (ICC) issued a statement announcing the amended schedule for the 2017 World Cup in India.