Rohit Sharma calls Pakistan team a quality side for the Asia Cup

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India skipper, Rohit Sharma has praised the Pakistani side ahead of the Asia Cup clash and said that they are a quality side.

Furthermore, Pakistan’s consistent performances have earned them the No.1 spot in the ODI rankings as well.

Previously, they beat Nepal on the 30th of August to move one step closer to the Super Four stage of the tournament.

In the game, skipper Babar Azam hit 151 runs while Iftikhar Ahmed hit his maiden ODI ton in the tournament.

Therefore, Rohit says that they are not going to take Pakistan lightly and it will be quite difficult to beat them as well.

Pakistan are a quality side. They have been terrific in the last few years. Be it in the T20 World Cup or in bilateral series, they have done well. There’s a reason behind them being the number-one ranked team in ODIs. There’s a lot of hard work behind it. I’m sure they have worked really hard to be in this position and plus, they have a lot of unity in the team. They are in good form, so it will be a tough challenge for us to get the job done.

Adding further, he says,

However, we have prepared well. We have improved in certain areas. Hopefully, we will be able to apply the things we have planned in the match.

Rohit feels that India will have to use prior experience against Pakistani pacers

Meanwhile, the three-pronged pace attack of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf has given jitters to India in the past.

That’s why Rohit says that India will have to use all of their prior experience to outfox them and win the game.

Moreover, he has praised the trio but is also very much ready to take them by the horns.

All three of them are quality bowlers. They are doing well for a few years now. See, Pakistan always had quality bowlers. Now, we have seen them a lot and learnt about their strengths, the areas they can bowl and other such things. So, we will just have to use our experience to get going. It is as simple as that.

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