Naseem took 2 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs.
Naseem Shah was the victim of a cramp in the last over.
Ravindra Jadeja scored 35 runs in 29 balls.
New Delhi: In the match played on Sunday (August 28) of Asia Cup 2022, India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets. Hardik Pandya performed brilliantly for India and was the hero of victory. At the end of the game, Pakistan’s fast bowler Naseem Shah was seen battling convulsions on the field. In such a situation, many fans wonder whether Pakistan would have won this match if Naseem was completely fit. On this all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has given a candid answer.
Actually, while making his debut, Naseem Shah took 2 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs against India. Naseem dismissed dangerous batsmen like KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav, but at the end of the game he was seen struggling with cramps. However, Naseem had completed his quota of 4 overs. When Ravindra Jadeja was asked about whether Pakistan would have won had Naseem been fit?
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On this Jadeja said, “Even if Naseem was fully fit, he could not have stopped the Indian team from winning. It is not that if Naseem Shah was fit, we would have lost. Whoever the bowler is in T20, they are under pressure in the end overs and we were trying to score more runs in the 18th and 19th overs so that there were fewer runs in the 20th over.
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Ravindra Jadeja praised debutant Naseem Shah. He said, “Naseem was not easy to play, he knows which batsman against which line, length to bowl.”
Let us tell you that hot conditions in the UAE are believed to be the reason for Naseem’s cramps, but Jadeja said that when players are under pressure, they become victims of such cramps. He said that the weather conditions are the same for every team. It is not that good for our team and bad for other, it depends on the person how to prepare himself. Pakistan will now face Hong Kong in their last group stage match on 2 September.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : August 31, 2022, 12:11 IST