'Itna mehenga gaanja, wo bhi garib desh me' - Fans rip apart Pakistan cricketer for his 'Shaheen is way better than Bumrah' remark

Rohit Kumar
Jan 29, 2023 13:53 IST
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Shaheen Shah Afridi and Jasprit Bumrah (Source - Twitter)

Shaheen Shah Afridi and Jasprit Bumrah (Source - Twitter)

India against Pakistan is enough to increase the voltage of the situation anytime. And when it comes down to sports, definitely it will come down to cricket, because Cricket is considered to be more than a religion in these two Asian Nations.

Even though the cricket fraternity has remained divided on choosing the better pacer between Jasprit Bumrah and Shaheen Shah Afridi, former Pakistan cricketer, Abdul Razzaq said that Shaheen Afridi is way better than Bumrah. He said the Indian bowler is nowhere close to the Pakistani bowler.

India's numero uno pacer Bumrah had missed the entire edition of the Asia Cup due to a back injury. Bumrah's Pakistani counterpart Afridi also met with a similar fate in the lead-up to the Asia Cup. The Pakistani pacer was ruled out of the continental tournament with a right knee injury. With both premier bowlers hoping to make their presence felt at the grandest stages of them all, the ODI World Cup, Razzaq has picked the better bowler between the two fast-bowling superstars.

Both Bumrah and Afridi are injured

Regarded as two of the best fast bowlers in the modern era of the game, Bumrah and Afridi are the two front runners to top the bowling charts at the 50-over World Cup. Indian pacer Bumrah has picked up 121 wickets in 72 matches for the 2011 world champions. Pace ace Afridi has bagged 62 wickets in 32 ODIs for Pakistan.

India and Pakistan will face off one more time after the two teams were placed in the same group of the Asia Cup 2023 which takes place in September later this year. Asia Cricket Council president Jay Shah announced earlier this month.

India and Pakistan have been joined by defending champions Sri Lanka in one group, followed by Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and a qualifying team in the other. The Asia Cup 2023, will be played in the 50-over format as part of a build-up to the World Cup.

A total of 13 matches will be played barring the qualifiers. These include six league matches and six Super 4 games, with the two top teams headlining the final. However, which country hosts the tournament remains to be seen after the ACC promised to appeal to the apex cricket body to take the competition out of Pakistan.

Here’s how the fans reacted to Abdul Razzaq's comment. 

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