Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi. (credits - AFP)

Last Update on: July 30th, 2020 at 09:51 am

Shahid Afridi seems to be on a mission to become the most disliked overseas cricketer in India. In recent times, the former Pakistan allrounder has given several controversial statements against India and he did the same once again on Wednesday on Twitter.

Shahid Afridi took to the social media platform to have a question-answer session with his followers. The social media users asked him different questions and he answered most of them. One of the users went on to ask him about his poor record against India in World Cup games.

Pakistan are yet to beat India in either the 50-over World Cup or the T20 World Cup. In the 50-over World Cup, both the teams have faced each other on seven occasions and India have won all of them. Shahid Afridi played in four of those games but failed to deliver.

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi (Credits: Twitter)

In those four games, his scores were 6, 9, 19 and 22. He also faced India thrice in the T20 World Cup and scored 0, 8 and 8 as Pakistan lost all the three games. Shahid Afridi performed decently against India in bilateral series or in any other competition but failed during the World Cup ties and the user was intrigued to know the reason behind it.

“Shahid Bhai asking respectfully,what do u think was the reason behind your poor performance against India in WC?,U scored just 56 runs in 5 matches and just picked up 1 wkt in total,” wrote the user.

In reply, Shahid Afridi came up with a surprising answer. Instead of showing any humility, the former cricketer bizarrely said India were lucky.

“I think Indian team was lucky,” he wrote.


Indian players asked for forgiveness:

Not very long ago, Shahid Afridi had caused a big controversy by claiming that Indian players used to ask for forgiveness after losing against their arch-rivals in cricket. Pakistan do enjoy a superior head-to-head record against India in Test and ODI cricket but the latter were definitely the better side during Afridi’s career.

“Unhe to theek-thaak mara hai humne (We’ve thrashed them a lot). Itna mara hai unhe ki match ke baad maafiyan mangi hai unhone (We’ve beaten them so much that they used to ask us for forgiveness after matches).

“I have enjoyed a lot playing against India and Australia, you have more pressure. They are good teams, big teams. Going and performing in their conditions is the big thing,” he had said on Cric Cast show on YouTube.

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