Wasim Jaffer selects the players who impressed him the most during the Asia Cup 2022. Sri Lanka won their sixth Asia Cup title with a final victory over Pakistan.
Former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer named Afghanistan batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Along with pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz. As one of the players who impressed him the most in the Asia Cup 2022. Gurbaz finished the tournament with 152 runs in five matches, a strike rate of 163.44, and a highest score of 84.
Jaffer stated that while Farooqi will be remembered for those two balls that Naseem Shah dispatched for sixes against Pakistan, there is a lot to like about him as he demonstrated skills, particularly with the new ball in the Dubai conditions. The Afghan pacer took six wickets in five games, with a best of three for eleven.
“Apart from the usual names, I would say Rahmanullah Gurbaz without a doubt,” Jaffer said on CricTracker’s live show ‘Run Ki Runneeti,’ presented by Bat Bricks7, when asked about the players who impressed him the most in the Asia Cup.
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“Aside from him, I’d say Fazalhaq Farooqi, despite the fact that his Asia Cup highlight would be those two balls” (against Pakistan). But he has a lot of skills, especially the way he bowled with the new ball in Dubai conditions,” added the former Indian batter.
Jaffer also praised Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz, praising his performance with the ball and cameo with the bat against India. The former Mumbai opener also believes Pakistan skipper Babar Azam blundered by not bowling him enough in the final.
“I think Babar Azam blew it today by not bowling him enough” (final). However, he has been in excellent bowling form. He didn’t even let left-handed batters take him for a run. “He also had a very good tournament,” said the 44-year-old.