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Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan's wicket-keeper batter, stated emphatically that none of the current Pakistan pacers can make up for the absence of ace pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Rizwan chatted with the media after his unbroken 78-run knock against Hong Kong. When asked about Shaheen's departure from the next Asia Cup 2022, he said that no bowler could replace the ace pacer.
“None of these bowlers can make up for Shaheen’s absence but anyone can become Shaheen on a given day,” said Rizwan.
The player of the match for Pakistan in a must-win clash against Hong Kong – Rizwan also opined regarding the early stages of the game and acknowledged that the batters were finding it hard to get going initially.
“It was difficult in the beginning, but after getting the hang of it, we did quite well,” Rizwan stated.
The right-handed batter went on to compare every game against India to a final match as he highlighted the Green Shirts' forthcoming tense clash with their arch rivals on September 4.
“Every match against India is very challenging like a final. It is a pressure game and it is on Indian players as well,” he concluded.