Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan Jr was praised after he impressed with the ball during a net session with the Indian batters at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Irfan, who currently plays for Western Suburbs District Cricket Club, had left Pakistan for Australia after not being selected by any domestic team during the Pakistan first-class season.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and star batter Virat Kohli lauded the pacer for bowling well during the net session.
“I am satisfied with the way I bowled today and have regained full rhythm,” Irfan said after the practice session.
“Receiving praise from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma makes me really happy,” he added.
Irfan also revealed that he will participate in the net session with the Indian team tomorrow as well.
It must be noted that India defeated Pakistan by four wickets during the T20 World Cup 2022 match on Sunday.
An unbeaten 82 from Virat Kohli led India to a stunning last-ball win over Pakistan to supercharge their bid for a first T20 World Cup crown since 2007 in front of 90,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The world number one Indians restricted their fierce rivals to 159-8 and scraped home by four wickets after a remarkable final over, with superstar Kohli the hero.
It looked to be going badly wrong for India as they struggled to just 45-4 off 10 overs, halfway through their chase.
But Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40) launched a fightback with a century stand that left India needing 16 off the final over from a nervous Mohammad Nawaz, who peppered it with wides and no-balls to help them to their target.
Victory was critical in a group that also includes South Africa, Bangladesh and qualifiers Zimbabwe and the Netherlands, with only the top two making the semi-finals.
The Men in Blue will play their next match against Netherlands on Thursday, October 27, at the Sydney Cricket Ground.