Former star cricketer, Shahid Afridi, has stated that Misbah-ul-Haq, the present head coach and the chief selector missed out on an ideal alternative in the course of the 2011 World Cup semi-final in opposition to India.
“It was an ideal alternative that, I imagine, we missed,” Afridi stated in an interview with Arab Information earlier this week.
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In the course of the match that India gained by 29 runs, the 2 skilled campaigners Younis Khan (13 off 32) and Misbah (56 off 76 balls) slowed down the chase, which mounted the strain on the decrease order.
Afridi, nonetheless, didn’t blame the previous captain for the defeat.
Many say that Misbah performed [a] sluggish inning. First, it’s [the] nature of Misbah, that is his sport. He takes sufficient time [to settle]. He tries to take the sport to finish. However that state of affairs demanded of you to get the scoreboard going.
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The 40-year-old additionally paid regards to late Bob Woolmer, the previous Pakistan coach, and stated he was profitable as a result of he didn’t do politics and supported gamers by way of their gray patches.
He gained’t do politics … He knew the strengths of every participant, he knew concerning the weaknesses so when a participant wouldn’t carry out, he gained’t name him names however assist him, he would again him.
Increase Increase additionally stated that Pakistani gamers are lacking on a giant alternative by not taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Afridi believed that gamers like Babar Azam and others will study to deal with the strain state of affairs by taking part in the IPL.
Replace: Shahid Afridi has tweeted to make clear his assertion. Right here’s what he stated:
Sadly I’ve been misquoted on this interview. The 2011 defeat was resulting from batting failure of the workforce. The batsmen together with myself did not maintain strain of the chase. No blame on any particular person! pic.twitter.com/pgZFrnSWfH
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 29, 2020
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