Despite the high pressure of the T20 World Cup and the impending clash between India and Pakistan, it was nice to see speedster Shaheen Afridi in a relaxed and jolly mood when a fan asked him for tickets to the mega clash.
India and Pakistan collide on October 24, Sunday, in Dubai for their first match of the Super 12 stage.
In a video uploaded on social media, Shaheen Afridi showed his sense of humour when a fan queried him for an India-Pakistan match ticket.
“Shaheen bhai, India-Pakistan ki ticketein hain aapke paas (Shaheen do you have tickets for the India-Pakistan game),” the fan can be heard asking the pacer.
After hearing the question, Shaheen Afridi pretended to look for the tickets in his pocket and then sweetly smiled back at the fan.
Watch – Shaheen Afridi Shows His Sense Of Humour When A Fan Asked Him For India-Pakistan Match Tickets
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Shaheen Afridi, who picked 4 wickets in the two warm-up matches, will be the key for Pakistan, not just against India, but for their chances to go deep in the tournament.
‘History-making opportunity’ for Pakistan: Matthew Hayden
Pakistan‘s batting consultant for the T20 World Cup, Matthew Hayden, who has been part of several great Ashes encounters against England, reckons nothing matches the tension that is between India and Pakistan rivalry.
The former Australia opener believes this upcoming encounter between the two neighbouring nations is a “history-making opportunity” for the Pakistan team to end India’s clean record over them – 5-0 in T20 World Cups – and also start their tournament with a victory.
“Nothing that I’ve ever seen through the various elements of our game ever matches the rivalry of India and Pakistan. There is an obvious pressure much like the pressure that’s there when you play against England for Australia,” Hayden said in a media interaction.
“But the pressure is only as much as you allow it to be. Your preparation is there, your experience is there, your opportunity now becomes a history-making opportunity,” he added.
India won both their warm-up matches – versus England and Australia – while Pakistan defeated West Indies before losing a last-ball thriller to South Africa courtesy of Rassie van der Dussen’s century.