Former Pakistan captain and all-rounder Shahid Afridi, while speaking to media, he wanted that Pakistan’s cricket team give their 100 per cent on the field and forget about the results. He said that World Cup is the best opportunity for youngsters to become superstars, any player can become a hero by doing well in the tournament.
“Everyone wants Pakistan to do well, we will be playing against different teams in the World Cup, so we will have our chances. After inclusion of experienced Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Aamir and return of Shadab Khan, there’s no excuse left in bowling department,” he said. “I just want boys to give their maximum. Winning or losing is different, but you should give your 100 per cent on the field,” the former captain added.
While talking about Pak-India clash in world cup he said, “Take India’s game as just another game, play aggressively and enjoy your game. You shouldn’t go on the back foot. This match provides you an opportunity to perform well and become a hero. So, I would tell boys, go and express yourself without any fear,” he said. The former skipper also criticised former Indian cricketer and now a politician Gautam Gambhir for urging Indian team to boycott World Cup match against Pakistan. “Gautam doesn’t sound like a sane person. Educated people don’t promote hatred like this”.
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27 September, 2019