Asia Cup: According to Mohammad Hafeez, the primary reason that Ravichandran Ashwin has not played in recent matches against Pakistan is the 2014 Asia Cup match in which Shahid Afridi humiliated Ashwin. In that match, Afridi took Ravichandran Ashwin to the cleaners.
Cricket fans from all over the world have been given a real treat whenever India and Pakistan have competed against one another because of the high level of intensity and the intense level of competition. The ongoing Asia Cup not only exceeded the expectations of the spectators but also offered a comprehensive kind of entertainment throughout the tournament’s first two matches.
The match between India and Pakistan in the group stage was won by India with a five-wicket victory, but the match between Pakistan and India in the Super 4 match was won by Pakistan with a five-wicket victory. One thing was the same in both matches, and that was the fact that India’s all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin was not selected to play for his team since he was not included in the Playing XI.
However, former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez believes that the primary reason for Ashwin not playing in those matches is the Asia Cup encounter from 2014 in which Shahid Afridi humiliated Ashwin. In that match, Ashwin was bowled out for a score of zero.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Shahid Afridi for his performance in the 2014 Asia Cup. I believe it was the impact of the way you slammed two sixes in a row on him (Ashwin), since it was the only thing that happened “said Hafeez in a video that was uploaded to Hafeez’s Twitter account.
After being given the opportunity to bat first in their Asia Cup 2014 encounter against Pakistan, India had scored a total of 245 runs for eight wickets. The standout performers of the evening were Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, and Ravindra Jadeja. Each of them reached their individual half-centuries and contributed to Team India’s achievement of a decent score after 50 overs.
In their pursuit of 246, Pakistan got off to a good start, with Ahmed Shehzad getting 42 runs and Hafeez hammering 75 runs, but they also had some consistent loss of wickets.
It was the final over, and there was still a need for 10 runs. Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal were standing on the crease when Ashwin came in to bowl. Ajmal was run out on the very first ball, and thus allowed Junaid Khan to take his place in the batting order.
The match was won by Pakistan by one wicket thanks to Afridi, who hit two consecutive sixes after taking a single off of Junaid’s opening delivery, which allowed him to give the strike to Junaid’s teammate Afridi.
In relation to the present Asia Cup, India was defeated by Pakistan by five wickets during their Super 4 match on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium. The match took place in Dubai. Mohammad Rizwan, the wicketkeeper for Pakistan, also batted and led the team in scoring with 71 runs off 51 balls as they were trying to reach 182.
However, the most significant contribution to the innings came from Mohammad Nawaz, who batted fourth and finished with 42 runs scored off of 20 balls. Nawaz bats left-handed.
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