Shaheen Afridi, Virat Kohli
Shaheen Afridi, Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi recalled the time he bowled a match-winning spell in his team’s opening match against their arch-rivals, India, in the T20 World Cup 2021 held in UAE.

Shaheen had figures of 3/31 in the match but the difference was the two-wicket burst in his first two overs which put Pakistan on the front right from the get-go.

I had many good performances including five-fors in Tests. But the most memorable one for me would be the match we won against India. It was a great year for me and hopefully, you will see good performances in 2022 too. There was a little swing and we knew we could get Rohit early on but the ball that dismissed Rahul even surprised me.

Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi
Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi. Credits: Twitter

The ball was not swinging that much, to be honest, but I was bowling at a good pace and Malik told me to pitch it up and let the ball do something. Even I didn’t expect the ball to do so much when it got through the defense of KL Rahul. It was a big wicket for me. It was hugely satisfying for me to also take the wicket of Kohli later on but by then he had got a half-century,” Shaheen told ARY news channel.

“I cried after Matthew Wade hit me for three sixes” – Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen went on to mention that he shed tears after being smashed for three consecutive sixes by Matthew Wade in the semifinal against Australia. Wade scooped twice which also included the winning six.

Matthew Wade
Matthew Wade. Credits: Twitter

Yes, I cried after Matthew Wade hit me for three sixes and we lost the match. It was heartbreaking for us as a team,” Shaheen added.

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