Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian batter, named Afghanistan batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz as one of the players who impressed him the most at the Asia Cup 2022. Jaffer also named bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz as the players who impressed him the most. At the conclusion of the competition, Gurbaz had accumulated 152 runs over the course of five games, with a strike rate of 163.44 and a high score of 84.
According to Jaffer, even though Farooqi will be known for the two balls that were hit for sixes by Naseem Shah against Pakistan, there is a lot to appreciate about him since he displayed talents, particularly with the new ball, in the circumstances that were present in Dubai. The Afghan bowler took six wickets in five games, with top figures of three for 11 in one of the games.
When asked about the players who impressed him the most at the Asia Cup, Jaffer said, “Apart from the typical names, I would pick Rahmanullah Gurbaz without a doubt.”
“Aside from him, I would suggest Fazalhaq Farooqi, even though those two balls would be the pinnacle of his Asia Cup performance (against Pakistan). However, he has a great deal of talent, as seen by the manner in which he bowled with the new ball, which was particularly impressive given the circumstances that prevailed in Dubai. There is plenty to like about him,” added Jaffer.
Jaffer also heaped praise on the Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz, saying that his performance with the ball and cameo against India with the bat was good. The former Mumbai opener also believes that Pakistan captain Babar Azam missed a trick in the final by not bowling him enough.
According to the 44-year-old, “I would say that Babar Azam missed a trick by not bowling him more today (final). However, the bowler has been in very good form. He did not allow even the left-hand batters take him for runs, and he had a very strong tournament as well.”
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