Young Pakistan pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has said that beating India in the Super 12 group match of the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE last year still makes him feel proud, adding that personally it was a “great day” for him.Pakistan had thrashed India by 10 wickets with Afridi getting rid of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli in a Group 2 match in Dubai on October24 last year. It was a great day for me, to be honest. A lot of people watch India- Pakistan matches, including those who don’t even like cricket. When I look back on that win, I feel very proud.
Yes, we couldn’t win the World Cup but we did well in that game against India and I’ll try to give my best even in the next World Cup, Afridi told Cricbuzz on Monday.
The 21-year-old left-arm pacer, who was named ‘ICC women’s Cricketer of the Year for2021′ emerging the youngest cricketer ever to get the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, said that the youngsters in the side saw the match against India as a great opportunity to end the arch-rivals’ unbeaten run in World Cups against Pakistan. “Most players were playing for the first time. against India in a T20 World Cup, except (Mohammad) Hafeez bhai and Shoaib (Malik) bhai. And for us, it was an opportunity. The dressing room environment was quite friendly. There was a sense that if Shaheen can’t, then Hasan Ali will… and if Hasan Ali can’t, then Haris Rauf will. We had to play our best cricket and make people happy back home.