Gautam Gambhir, a former Indian cricketer, has a love-hate relationship with the Pakistan cricket team.
During his playing career, he frequently got into heated arguments with players from the neighbouring nation, but since his retirement, he gets along with every former Pakistani cricketer when commentating on games or participating in TV show debates about cricket.
Under MS Dhoni’s leadership, India won the first T20 World Cup in 2007. The Indian team, captained by Rohit Sharma, will begin their campaign on October 23 against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Super 12 stage of the 8th ICC T20 World Cup, which is currently being played in Australia.
Only the West Indies were able to win two championships, in 2012 and 2016. In the seven completed editions of the tournament to date, there have been as many as six different champions.
The Indian team entered the competition without the services of two key players: all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Mohammed Shami, an accomplished bowler, will lead the Indian bowling attack without Bumrah. Other than Shami, India’s pace arsenal will include young Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Hardik Pandya.
Pakistan has the best bowling attack: Gautam Gambhir
In an exclusive interview with Zee News, Gautam Gambhir made a startling claim that the pace bowling attack of the Pakistan cricket team would win the T20 World Cup in 2022. He added, however, that Babar Azam’s team has the weakest batting order in the competition.
“When you talk about the T20 World Cup. I feel Pakistan has the best bowling attack, especially when you talk about pace bowling. Pakistan is the only team who has three bowlers who can bowl at the speed of 140 plus,” Gautam Gambhir said.
“When you compare it with other teams, Australia has one bowler who can bowl at 140 plus while England has Mark Wood who can bowl at 150 plus. But if you talk about the Pakistan pace attack, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, and Shaheen Afridi all can bowl at a good speed. Thus their fast bowling is their biggest strength,” Gautam Gambhir said in the Zee News’ ‘Cricket ke Samrat’