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T20 World Cup, IND vs PAK: “The plan was to bring the ball back against India”, says Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi

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T20 World Cup: Shaheen Shah Afridi took a wicket against India on Sunday.© AFP

Shaheen Shah Afridi, whose magic first spell proved to be a game-changer, said that he worked hard to get the ball back in the right hand, which paid handsome dividends in his T20 World Cup debut against India. Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets to win their first game in a global competition against arch-rivals, with Shaheen claiming 3/31 and his victims were vice-captain Rohit Sharma, senior opener KL Rahul and captain Virat Kohli. .

However, it was his brilliant deliveries for Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul that were being talked about after Pakistan’s win and were awarded the ‘Player of the Match’.

Shaheen said, “It is the best wishes of my parents and all Pakistanis. Very happy with my performance. The plan was to bring the ball back. I was just trying to swing it and I just wanted to give success to the team.” Was.” Said in the presentation after the match.

He said that he had worked on that skill in the nets before the game.

“I did the same exercise yesterday in the nets. It was tough to bat against the new ball.”

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He also gave a lot of credit to Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan for the way he batted.

“The credit goes to Babar and Rizwan for the way they played. All the teams are good in the tournament and we will try to build on that momentum and go to the finals,” Shaheen said.

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