by Nayab T.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at 12:43 PM
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi recently made a bold claim about their cricket team's head-to-head record against India.
Afridi in an interview with Cric Cast on YouTube said that he has always enjoyed playing against the arch-rivals and on some occasions in which Pakistan dominated, the neighbours extended an apology.
"I have always enjoyed India. We’ve beaten them decently, really decently. I believe we’ve beaten them so much that they used to ask us for forgiveness after the match," Afridi said on Cric Cast show on YouTube.
"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."
Afridi also spoke about his favorite knock against India, saying that it was the 141 he scored in the Chennai Test in 1999. What made that knock even sweeter was that he was not supposed to be in the squad for that tour.
"My most memorable inning was the 141 against India, that too in India. I was not going on that trip; they were not taking me. Wasim Bhai and the chief selector that time supported me a lot. It was a very difficult tour and that inning was very important."
Afridi further stated that he never felt nervous while playing international cricket, even when it was against India.
"International cricket is not for chicken-hearted players. You need to be mentally very strong because you need to make decisions there and perform on that stage. People’s expectations are very high. Fans want you to perform."
It is worthy to mention that in the Test format, Pakistan won 12 from 59 matches against India while the men in blue won nine with the remaining 39 matches ending in a draw.
As for the ODI format, the Men in Green garnered 73 wins from 132 matches.
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