Shahid Afridi said Pakistan banked on players like Asif Ali, Khushdi Shah, Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan but none of them have been able to do the job as consistently as Hardik Pandya has done for India.
Malik was not recalled to the squad despite considerable speculation, as Pakistan named a 15-member team for the T20 showpiece event on Thursday. The seasoned batter has not played since last year's World Cup in the UAE.
After being widely criticised on social media mainly by the Indian fans, Shahid Afridi was lambasted by former India spinner Amit Mishra for advising Kohli to quit the game on a high rather than being dropped or questioned.
Weighing in on the prospect of Kohli retiring, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi lauded Kohli for a stellar career and believes that when the time comes, he expects the star batter to go out on a high rather than being a pale shadow of his dominating self.
En route to his 32nd fifty-plus score in the T20I format, Rohit Sharma shattered two spectacular records in Asia Cup, previously owned by cricketing greats Sachin Tendulkar and Shahid Afridi respectively.
The former Pakistan skipper made a rather controversial comment during an interaction ahead of the game between India and Pakistan, and Harbhajan, who was also a part of the panel, drew significant flak from Indian fans for his reaction to the comment.
Rohit scored a fiery 16-ball 33 against Nicholas Pooran's men, a knock that helped India get off a dominant start in the fourth T20I. And en route to the knock, Rohit smashed Pakistan legend Shahid Afridi's long-standing record in international cricket.
Dismissing Brandon King, Hardik reached the milestone of 50 wickets in his T20I career and with that completed an incredible double in the format, which placed him alongside Pakistan legend Shahid Afridi.