In yet another bold statement, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said that their arch-rival India would seek for their forgiveness from them.
Shahid Afridi, who has scored 1524 runs in 67 ODIs and 709 runs from eight Tests against India, said that he always looked forward to playing against the Indian cricket team and that most of his enjoyable career moments were 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.
Afridi, who has scored three Test and two ODI centuries against India, thinks his innings of 141 in the 1999 Chennai Test is his favourite knock. In the second innings, the opener scored 21 boundaries and three sixes as he and Inzamam Ul Haq helped Pakistan recover from 42-2 .
With constant wickets falling, Afridi protected his wicket and scored a brilliant century to take Pakistan to a respectable 286.
“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.
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