Former Pakistan skipper and coach, Inzamam-ul-Haq showered praise on former India opening batter Virender Sehwag during the ICC's schedule announcement for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2022 on Tuesday at the St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai.
The BCCI secretary Jay Shah, legendary Indian batter Virender Sehwag, Sri Lanka spin great Muttiah Muralitharan and ICC CEO Geoff Allardice announced the 2023 World Cup schedule on Tuesday. The 2019 world cup finalists, England and New Zealand will take on each other in the 2023 ODI World Cup opener at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5 while hosts India will commence their world cup campaign against Australia on October 8 in Chennai.
During the event, the former Pakistan skipper heaped praise on Sehwag and said, "You need 19 fielders not 9 players against Virender Sehwag."
Earlier in June, Virender Sehwag also commended Inzamam-ul-Haq's batting skills and said on Breakfast with Champions hosted by Gaurav Kapoor, “Everyone talks about Sachin Tendulkar but Inzamam-Ul-Haq is Asia’s biggest middle-order batsman. See Tendulkar was above the league of batsmen. So he doesn’t count. But when it comes to the most superior-middle order batsman across India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, I have never seen anyone better than him (Inzi)."
The biggest cricket rivals, India and Pakistan will lock horns in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. While India will open their world cup campaign against Australia, Pakistan are scheduled to face the top-placed team from the Super Six stage of the world cup qualifiers on October 6 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.