- Shaheen Afridi took 3 wickets for 31 runs
- Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets
- Indian team lost to Pakistan for the first time in the World Cup
When the cricket teams of India and Pakistan (IND v PAK) come face to face on the field, the culmination of adventure is at its peak. The cricket rivalry between the two teams is one of the biggest in the world, especially in the World Cup.
Both the teams recently met in Dubai in the T20 World Cup Super 12 match. Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets in a one-sided match. This was India’s first defeat against Pakistan in the history of the World Cup.
In this match, Pakistan’s young fast bowler Shaheen Afridi emerged as a star. Team India could not recover from the initial setbacks that Shaheen gave to India. Shaheen was playing against India for the first time. He took 3 wickets for 31 runs in his quota of 4 overs in that match.
Shaheen is going to be the son-in-law of compatriot former captain Shahid Afridi. Shahid Afridi’s elder daughter is going to marry Shaheen. Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has revealed that Shaheen had spoken to him via video call before the match against India as he was under pressure.
Afridi told sama.tv, “Before his first match against India, Shaheen made a video call to me and said that I am under a little pressure. We talked for about 11-12 minutes. I told him that God has given you a chance to perform on the field. Go and be a hero by taking wickets.
Pakistani players cannot sleep before the match against India
Recalling the days, Shahid Afridan said that when he used to play, Pakistani players could not sleep before the match against India. He said that there is always pressure in a match against India.
According to Shahid Afridi, ‘If you ask me, we could not sleep before the match against India. Some players used to go to a corner while some used to wait for the match. Personally, I used to wait for matches, which people do. Drop everything and watch India Pakistan match.
Pakistan team was successful in reaching the semi-finals
Pakistan’s team reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup where they had to face defeat against Australia. Pakistan’s team reached the last four from Group B while topping the group stage. On the other hand, India had to be out of the Super 12 stage itself.