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Wasim Akram Commends Kohli, Sharma, And Rahul's Adaptability in Face of Left-Arm Pacer Threat

image-lfhuomf1Rohit Sharma fell to Mitchell Starc in the second ODI (Source: Twitter)

Former Pakistan cricketer, Wasim Akram, weighed in on India's humiliating ten-wicket loss to Australia in the second ODI and gave insights on the batting abilities of players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul.

Speaking to Sports Tak, the legendary pacer Kohli, Sharma, and Rahul are exceptional players, with Rahul having won the last match for India. He cited Rahul's recent knock that led to triumph in the first ODI, highlighting the team's overall strength.

Additionally, the erstwhile pacer noted that the left-arm angle of bowlers can be challenging for any batsman, not just for these players. He pointed out that the ball coming in can also be a factor that can trap any player. The Pakistan veteran further expressed that the pitch where the game was held reminded him of a cricket match being played in Australia, indicating that the playing conditions were highly challenging.

"Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul; all these guys are great players. Rahul won the last match for India. It's not just them who get trapped to the left-armer's angle, others fall too, especially when the ball comes in. And the pitch on which the match was played, I felt as if I was watching the game in Australia,” said Akram.

The 56-year-old praised the bowlers and stated that the second ODI was dominated by their exceptional skills. He also congratulated Starc for his outstanding performance, which included taking three top-order wickets and two more later in the game. Akram acknowledged that the Australian quick is one of the world's best bowlers, and he further added that it was undoubtedly his day.

“There is no doubt that he is a great bowler, one of the best in the world. So it was his day,” concluded the Lahore born cricketer.