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Irfan Pathan vs Waqar Younis: War of words begins ahead of India-Pakistan Asia Cup clash

The previous all-rounder reacted after Waqar tweeted that Shaheen’s injury is a huge alleviation for the Indian leading order batsmen

Previous Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan stated on Sunday that pacers Jasprit Bumrah and also Harshal Patel not playing in Asia Mug 2022 will certainly refer alleviation for various other groups.

Bumrah, India’s celebrity quickly bowler, and also Patel were not readily available for option in Asia Mug because of injuries. They are presently going through rehabilitation in Bengaluru.

” It is an alleviation for various other groups that Bumrah and also Harshal aren’t playing this Asia mug,” tweeted Pathan.

Harshal is India’s 2nd greatest wicket-taker in T20I cricket this year with 19 scalps, with expert Bhuvneshwar Kumar on top with 20 arches. Bumrah has actually just played 3 T20Is this year, taking 3 arches.

This tweet follows a tweet by epic Pakistan quick bowler Waqar Younis, that took a dig at the Indian group by stating Shaheen Shah Afridi’s injury would certainly be an alleviation for the Indian top-order.

” Shaheen’s injury Huge alleviation for the Indian leading order batsmen. Unfortunate we will not be seeing him in #AsiaCup 2022 Obtain in shape quickly Champ @iShaheenAfridi,” he had actually tweeted on Saturday.

The Pakistan Cricket Board introduced on Saturday that celebrity pacer Afridi has actually been dismissed of the upcoming Asia Mug because of a knee injury.

Afridi had actually notoriously subjugated the eruptive Indian leading order in his side’s last experience with the Guy in Blue throughout the ICC T20 Globe Mug in 2014.

He had actually lowered India to 6/2 after asserting 2 very early arches of Rohit Sharma and also KL Rahul. He likewise took the arch of Virat Kohli (57) in the 19th over. His spell of 3/31 played a substantial function in limiting India to 151/7 in 20 overs.

Pakistan ferreted out 152 quickly without shedding any kind of arches with Babar Azam (68) and also Mohammed Rizwan (79) remaining unbeaten.

Shaheen has actually included in just one T20I suit this year, in which he has actually taken 2 arches.

This might extremely well be the initial battle of wards leading up to the very prepared for India versus Pakistan clash in Asia Mug, which will certainly occur on August 28.

The Asia Mug will certainly be played in the UAE from August 27 to September 11.

The 6 getting involved groups in the Asia Mug have actually been split right into 2 teams.

India, Pakistan and also a Qualifier will certainly try the leading 2 ports in Team A, while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and also Afghanistan have actually been put in Team B.

The leading 2 groups in each team will certainly get the Super 4.

After that the leading 2 sides in the Super 4 will certainly play the last on September 11.

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