Shahid Afridi praises Rohit Sharma after T20 World Cup 2024 win

Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistan captain, heaped praises on Rohit Sharma after he led India to a T20 World Cup title a couple of days ago. The 47-year-old spoke about how the role of a leader is always crucial in cricket, needing to set an example for his players, which Rohit Sharma did in style with his aggressive and attacking cricket in the recent ICC tournament.

Notably, Rohit Sharma was a driving force for India’s T20 World Cup triumph in the Caribbean after defeating South Africa in the final by seven runs. He top-scored for the Indian cricket team in the tournament, notching up 257 runs at a strike rate of 156.70 in eight innings, while providing fast starts at the top of the order, which allowed the rest of the batting lineup to consolidate.

Shahid Afridi praises Rohit Sharma after T20 World Cup 2024 win

According to the PTI report, Shahid Afridi spoke quite highly of the leadership skills of Rohit Sharma. He said, “Look, the role of a leader is always very important. The body language of the leader becomes the body language of the team. The leader has to set an example. Take Rohit Sharma as an example. Now, look at his game and his style of playing; the lower-order batsmen who come in are all confident because the captain likes to play aggressive and attacking cricket. So, I always believe that the role of the captain is very important.”

Shahid Afridi also looked forward to the PCB bringing changes in the Pakistan cricket team after their dismal T20 World Cup 2024 campaign under Babar Azam. He remarked, “I don’t know what the PCB chairman has in mind now and I am also waiting to see what changes will be made but I have always supported the team and will keep doing that. I am also waiting to see what these changes will be.”

“A positive decision needs to be made, and the changes shouldn’t just be superficial. The real issue lies at the grassroots level of our cricket. Our product is weak at the grassroots level, and if we invest there, good players will emerge,” he added.

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