2023 ICC ODI World Cup: Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan shares his admiration for Indian cricketers

Shadab Khan Names His Preferred Indian Cricketers for the ODI World Cup 2023. Pakistan’s World Cup journey begins with a match against the Netherlands on October 6.

As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the commencement of the ODI World Cup 2023, Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan has offered a fascinating glimpse into his favorite players from the Indian cricket team.

In a sport renowned for its intense rivalries, Shadab’s candid revelation about his preferred Indian players has garnered significant attention, adding a touch of camaraderie to the excitement surrounding the tournament.

Shadab’s Choices: Shadab, known for his impressive all-round skills, has singled out Indian batting maestro Rohit Sharma as his favorite batter. Expressing his deep admiration for Rohit’s prowess, Shadab labeled the Indian captain as a formidable force and believed that once Rohit settles in, he becomes exceptionally challenging to dismiss.

“I hold Rohit Sharma in high regard. He becomes an extremely formidable force once he gets into his stride, and dismissing him is no easy task,” remarked Shadab, as quoted by Geo Super TV.

In terms of bowlers, Shadab, a proficient leg-spinner himself, revealed his preference for Kuldeep Yadav. He commended Kuldeep’s form and tenacity, particularly in the face of demanding conditions on flat Indian pitches.

“When it comes to bowlers, I have a strong liking for Kuldeep [Yadav] because of our commonality as leg-spinners. He’s in fine form and bowls admirably even on flat tracks in India,” stated Shadab.

Bowling’s Crucial Role: Shadab also provided insight into the pivotal factor that could determine success in the ODI World Cup 2023. He stressed the significance of the bowling department, particularly in the tournament’s Indian conditions. He opined, “In these conditions, it is challenging to contain the flow of runs and take wickets. I believe the team that excels in bowling will emerge victorious in the tournament.”

It’s worth noting that Pakistan’s World Cup journey will kick off against the Netherlands at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday, October 6. Their much-anticipated clash against hosts India is scheduled for October 14 in Ahmedabad.

Reference: crickettimes.com

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