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Watch: ‘Yuvi, abhi mubarakbaad na de mujhe’ – the chat between Shahid Afridi and Yuvraj Singh during India vs Pakistan match | Cricket News – Times of India

T20 World Cup winners Yuvraj Singh and Shahid Afridi are currently ICC's guests as the ambassadors of the T20 World Cup being hosted by the US and the Caribbean islands, and both watched the thrilling India vs Pakistan match together last Sunday at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.Pakistan were in control of the match up until the end of 13th over, and were comfortably placed at 73 for 2 in 12.1 overs, when Hardik Pandya triggered Pakistan's downward slide with the wicket of Fakhar Zaman on the next ball. T20 WORLD CUP: Schedule | Points TableBeing 73 for 3 at that point, Pakistan were still the overwhelming favourites to win as they needed 47 runs in 47 balls with seven wickets in hand and opener Mohammad Rizwan well set. But once Jasprit Bumrah returned to b...
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‘I will speak openly after the T20 World Cup’: Shahid Afridi vows to name people who ‘spoiled’ Pakistan team | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi announced that he plans to reveal the inside story of the current team and expose the individuals who have ‘spoiled the unit’ once the ongoing T20 World Cup concludes.The selection process of the Pakistan team has been under scrutiny, with criticism from several former cricketers, including ex-PCB chairman Ramiz Raja and Kamran Akmal.In an interview on a local TV channel, Afridi, joined by young pacer Mohammad Wasim, was questioned about the lack of unity within the national team. Afridi chose not to divulge details at that moment, stating that he would speak openly after the T20 World Cup finishes."He knows many things, and so do I, but we cannot talk openly. I will speak openly after the World Cup, our people themselves have spoiled thi...
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‘Babar Azam should make way for…’: Shahid Afridi proposes changes in Pakistan playing eleven after loss to India | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former captain Shahid Afridi has suggested a couple of changes to the Pakistan playing eleven following their dramatic loss to India in the T20 World Cup. Afridi proposed that skipper Babar Azam should drop down to No. 3 in the batting order to accommodate Fakhar Zaman at the top.With Pakistan suffering defeats to both USA and India, they are facing a crucial must-win game against Canada in New York on Tuesday.Afridi's suggestions aim to bolster Pakistan's lineup and turn their fortunes around in the tournament."I think now is the time for Gary Kirsten and Babar Azam to make some changes. I would like to see Salman Ali Agha come into the side in place of Usman Khan and Abrar Ahmed to come in for Shadab Khan," Afridi told ICC."Most of all, I believe Fakhar Zaman should be prom...
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‘Making things difficult in the run-chase’: Former Pakistan skipper Salim Malik accuses Imad Wasim of ‘wasting balls’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan captain Salim Malik has accused all-rounder Imad Wasim of deliberately wasting balls during Pakistan's six-run defeat to India in their ICC T20 World Cup match in New York. Chasing a modest target of 120 runs, Pakistan fell short at 113 for 7, consuming a staggering 59 dot balls in the process.Imad Wasim's slow-paced innings saw him take 23 balls to score just 15 runs, which Malik criticized as detrimental to Pakistan's run chase. T20 World Cup Schedule | Points Table"You look at his (Wasim) innings and it appears as if he was wasting balls, not scoring runs, and making things difficult in the run-chase," Malik said on the 24 News channel.Adding to the controversy, another former captain, Shahid Afridi, hinted at internal discord within the team, suggesting th...
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T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma becomes first batter to hit 600 sixes in international cricket

India captain Rohit Sharma hit another milestone during India’s 2024 World Cup opener against Ireland on Wednesday in New York. Finishing with four fours and three sixes in his innings of 52, Rohit became the first batter to hit 600 sixes in international cricket. Rohit’s tally has been constructed from a total of 499 games across formats. Behind him in the all-time list are Chris Gayle (553 maximums), Shahid Afridi (553), Brendon McCullum (478), and Martin Guptill (398). The Indian skipper’s innings was cut short after he was forced to retire hurt at 52 after coping a blow on his shoulder. In the 9th over of India’s chase, Rohit took a hit on the shoulder off a Joshua Little delivery. While the skipper didn’t walk off the field immediately, he was declared retired hurt a couple over...
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Shahid Afridi compares India-Pakistan clash to Super Bowl in T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Shahid Afridi views the India-Pakistan contest as akin to the hugely popular 'Super Bowl' in the USA and believes that whichever team manages their nerves better will emerge victorious in the T20 World Cup match in New York on June 9. The previous T20 World Cup clash between the two teams was a memorable game, with Virat Kohli securing a special win for India.This marks the first time cricket's biggest game will be held on American soil, and former Pakistan captain Afridi will be watching closely from the stands. "For those Americans discovering the tournament, they should know that Pakistan's game against India is like our Super Bowl," said Afridi, who is the T20 World Cup ambassador, in a statement to the ICC."I used to absolutely love playing India and I really believe it ...