Shahid Afridi criticizes foolish Asif Ali
Star all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi has made a mirthful remark about middle-order batter Asif Ali, who played a crucial hand in the Asia Cup match against India on Sunday.
When Pakistan needed only two runs to win, Asif tried to scoot across the stumps and flick Arshdeep Singh towards the leg-side, but he missed the yorker by Arshdeep and was out leg-before wicket.
Afridi called Asif’s decision to go for a single instead of finishing the match with a big shot a “foolish move.”
“It should never have come down to Iftikhar [Ahmed].” I’m not sure why Asif Ali tried to take a single. “He should have slammed the bowler down the ground,” Afridi added.
The flashy all-rounder also praised Pakistan’s mentality during their victory against their archrivals.
“Pakistan won because they believed they could.” “They trusted their skills to chase the total down, and that is why they won,” he explained.
Pakistan triumphed by five wickets, with Mohammad Nawaz’s all-around performance playing an important role in the team’s victory.
On Sunday, India and Pakistan faced off for the second time in the ongoing Asia Cup Super Four encounter. India won the first game, and the two countries could face again in the final on Sunday.