Asia Cup 2018 | Saeed Ajmal | India vs Pakistan | Rohit Sharma

Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma has been top-class as batsman and captain – Saeed Ajmal

Rohit Sharma, Saeed Ajmal, Asia Cup
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Former Pakistan cricketer Saeed Ajmal has heaped high praise for the India skipper Rohit Sharma, for his spectacular show in this ongoing Asia Cup 2018.

Meanwhile, India didn’t face many struggles in this tournament except the Hong Kong clash. They have been invincible against Pakistan and Bangladesh and will look to continue their form later today.

Speaking on that game, Saeed Ajmal said that this Indian team has played like a group of champions. He also noted that the Indians have adapted to the conditions better with skipper Rohit Sharma the best of them all.

With Hardik Pandya being injured, Ravindra Jadeja came in against Bangladesh and look how well he adapted. The all-rounder starts off with 4 wickets in the game. This is what makes you sit up and take note. If you notice, India haven’t looked to play attacking cricket with the bat in hand.

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They have waited to launch an onslaught and have kept wickets in hand. The openers have given the team a good start in all the games. Rohit has been top-class both with bat and as captain. And now you have an MS Dhoni who looked in good form against Bangladesh,” he said to HT.

Experience key for India against Pakistan

Interestingly, Pakistan had come into the first encounter as favourites having won their last encounter against the men in blues– final of the Champions Trophy in 2017. But Saeed Ajmal feels that experience is what makes this Indian team favourite against the relatively inexperienced Pakistan unit.

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They have the experience and if you look at the Pakistan team, you only have a Shoaib Malik who is a senior pro. India, on the other hand, have 4/5 players who have been in the team for a while now. Yes, Pakistan might have beaten India in the final of the Champions Trophy, but that doesn’t take away the fact that India have experience on their side,” Saeed Ajmal concluded.

Pakistan and India will square off in the Super Four encounter of this Asia Cup on September 23 (Sunday).

Ankush Das

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