Shahid Afridi's advice to the Pakistan cricket team ahead of the World Cup
KARACHI: Pakistan’s former captain and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that the World Cup 2019 is the best opportunity for youngsters to become superstars, any player can become a hero by doing well in the tournament.
Speaking to media here, Afridi said that all he wants from team Pakistan is to give their 100% on the field and forget about the results.
“Everyone wants Pakistan to do well, we will be playing against different teams in the World Cup, so we will have our chances. After inclusion of experienced Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Aamir and return of Shadab Khan, there’s no excuse left in bowling department,” he said.
“I just want boys to give their maximum. Winning or losing is different, but you should give your 100% on the field,” the former captain added.
Talking about Pakistan’s much anticipated World Cup match against India, Afridi advised his former teammates not to take much pressure of the game and express themselves freely.
“Take India’s game as just another game, play aggressively and enjoy your game. You shouldn’t go on back foot. This match provides you an opportunity to perform well and become hero. So, I would tell boys, go and express yourself without any fear,” he said.