Asia Cup 2022: Result will be with whoever remains brave, keeps calm, says Rizwan ahead of India clash

Sharjah, Sep 3 Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan feels that whoever is ready to stay courageous and keeps a peaceful head will be the winner of the marquee Tremendous 4 clash in opposition to India in Dubai on Sunday.

After shedding to India by 5 wickets of their opening Group A clash final week on Sunday, Pakistan will return to Dubai Worldwide Stadium this Sunday to tackle their arch-rivals once more. Pakistan managed to seize the ultimate Tremendous 4 spot after thrashing Hong Kong by 155 runs at Sharjah on Friday to arrange one other showdown with India within the event.

“Enjoying in opposition to India is all the time a stress sport. The entire world, even past Asia, await it. Enjoying in opposition to India appears like a closing as folks in each international locations are keen to observe the sport. It helps in preserving issues as regular as doable. The stress will be equally on India and us, however the outcome will be with whoever remains courageous and keeps calm,” mentioned Rizwan after the match in opposition to Hong Kong ended.

Rizwan, who was adjudged ‘Participant of the Match’ for his unbeaten 78 off 57 balls in opposition to Hong Kong and carried his bat all through the match, insisted that his crew is attempting to maintain issues easy ahead of the clash in opposition to India with a purpose to attain the ultimate.

“I inform gamers, whether or not you play India or Hong Kong, it’s a sport of bat and ball. So preserve it easy. Sure, it’s an enormous sport and our confidence is excessive however solely arduous work is in our arms, because the result’s from God. Now we have to play good cricket and make the ultimate. Our followers demand that we give our greatest and it’s seen this time that the boys are giving it their all.”

Within the match in opposition to Hong Kong, pacers Naseem Shah and Shahnawaz Dahani have been amongst the wickets. Rizwan felt that in absence of premier pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, Pakistan have gotten an opportunity to unearth a new-ball tempo mixture.

“I’ve talked to the bowlers earlier than. I will be very sincere right here, no bowler from this group can change Shaheen or fill in for his loss. That is my sincere reply. The way in which Shaheen has carried out prior to now 1-2 years, no bowler can come into the facet and fill his footwear.”

“However, we are able to get one other Shaheen Shah and this is a chance for our different quick bowlers. The way in which Naseem and Dahani have carried out, and Haris is already a component of the facet, so we’re hopeful to get one or two extra Shaheen Shahs with us. We’re well-known for our stable quick bowlers. So if we get a brand new mixture for the brand new ball, it will be excellent for Pakistan.”

–IANS

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