Shahid Afridi  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- Pakistan will start its campaign with a match against India in Dubai on October 24
- Afridi said no one should make the mistake of underestimating the Pakistani team
- Pakistani team can do amazing performance anytime
Karachi: Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has warned other teams ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup not to make the mistake of underestimating the Pakistani team. There are many talented players in the Pakistani team who can surprise people with their performance in the T20 World Cup.
If this is done then Pakistan can win the title in its name.
Afridi believes that Pakistan team, which has shocked everyone on the strength of its unexpected performance, can win the T20 title one more time if it maintains the spirit of the year 2009. Pakistan won the T20 title for the first time in 2009 under the captaincy of Younis Khan. In the title match of 2007, he had to face defeat in front of India.
Pakistani team can surprise with its performance
Afridi has said that the Pakistani team can again surprise people with their performance in the UAE. He said, the current Pakistani team is extremely talented, although there is a lack of experienced players in the team, but the Pakistani team should never make the mistake of underestimating.
Afridi further said, T20 cricket suits us. We have talented players, we need to approach and aggressively approach the format of cricket. This is a format that is liked all over Pakistan. We won against all the teams after that other teams followed our way of playing. There is variety in our bowling and the batsmen have also developed new techniques of batting.
12 years ago Afridi was the hero of Pakistan’s title win
12 years ago in the semi-final match against South Africa in 2009, Afridi scored a scintillating 51 runs in a thrilling match and played a key role in helping Pakistan win by a margin of 7 runs. After this, he remained unbeaten on 54 runs in the title match against Sri Lanka at Lord’s. In the final, Pakistan won by a margin of 8 wickets.
The title was won a few months after the Lahore terrorist attack
Pakistan got the title victory in the T20 World Cup in 2009, a few months after the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore. International cricket in Pakistan came to a halt after this incident. Afridi said, in our day there was an attack against Sri Lanka. The whole country was disappointed and that victory was very important for us. That victory had brought happiness and some unforgettable moments to the country.
The campaign will start with a match against India
Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign in the UAE with a great match against India in Dubai on October 24. The eyes of the whole world are on this match. After a long gap of almost two years, both the teams will face each other on the field.