Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar recently revealed that Indian team vice-captain Rohit Sharma is liked more than skipper Virat Kohli in Pakistan. Akhtar said that the people of Pakistan admire Rohit more and call him Inzamam of Pakistan.
Former Pakistani captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is counted among the greatest batsmen of all time in the world. Inzamam used to have a lot of time playing the ball. He continued to be well-liked for ‘Lazy Elegance’ in the cricketing language. Similarly, Indian opener Rohit Sharma also plays the ball late and that pause is also seen in his batting.
There are no regular matches between India and Pakistan as before. But there is no dearth of excitement among cricket lovers about this match. Both the teams are starting the T20 World Cup 2021 this Sunday. Former cricketers from both the countries are sharing their experiences.
In a conversation with Zee News, Rawalpindi Express said that people in Pakistan praise Indian cricketers and their entire team a lot. Akhtar, 46, also said that his country has a positive attitude towards India.
Akhtar said, ‘Today you will not find any Pakistani who says that India does not have a good team.’ He said, ‘He openly praises India. Of course, they believe that Virat Kohli is a great player but he considers Rohit Sharma to be even bigger than him. People in Pakistan say, ‘He is the Inzamam of India’. People praise the way Rishabh Pant batted in Australia. Then there is Suryakumar Yadav. He is also praised. So, Pakistan has a very good attitude towards India.
Akhtar has been regularly favoring India Pakistan cricket in the past as well. He also said that he considers himself lucky that he gets so much love from Indian fans.