Srinagar, July 5: Known for his bold approach and not the one to hold his words former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has once again made a controversial statement that is likely going to raise many reactions in India.
Shahid Afridi who recently announced that he has recovered from COVID-19 after testing negative has said that he used to enjoy playing against India and Australia. He also made a controversial statement that Pakistan have beaten India so much that they’d ask us for forgiveness after the match.
Personally Afridi has a decent track record against India scoring 1524 runs in 67 ODIs and 709 runs from eights Tests against India.
In the statement he has said that he always got a kick out of playing against the Indian cricket team and that some of the cricket he’s enjoyed the most in his career has come while playing against India and Australia.
“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. 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 said on Cric Cast show on YouTube.
Pakistan lead India 73-55 in ODIs, but it is majorly based on their success in the 1980s.
Afridi, who has scored three Test and two ODI centuries against India, rated his innings of 141 in the 1999 Chennai Test as his favourite knock.
“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 added.