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‘If you can’t support us during these times, you’re just like the media’ – Shaheen Afridi
By SMCS - Jun 15, 2024 6:22 pm
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The ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 has not been great for the Pakistan cricket team so far. After losing their opening two matches against the USA and India, their hopes of qualifying for the Super Eight stage were uncertain. However, the final match got abandoned and they also failed to qualify.

Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi bowled a brilliant opening spell

Amid this disappointing run, speedster Shaheen Afridi has requested Pakistani fans to support them during these testing times. He also expressed his disappointment with the lack of support from some fans during the team’s struggles as well. He said the people who don’t support the side during such times are like other media outlets as well.

“Everyone supports you in good times, but I’ve always said that fans must support us in tough times. We are not a gully cricket team. This is your Pakistan team as well. If you can’t support us during these times, you’re just like the media, he said in an interview on the YouTube channel Crickwick.

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Shaheen Afridi and Babar Azam

Pakistan, who were placed in the tough Group A alongside USA, India, Canada, and Ireland found themselves in a tough situation since they lost to the USA in the first game. Despite securing a much-needed win against Canada, their net run rate of +0.191 left them struggling as well.

‘I’ve always been a bowler who bowled 136-140 kph at the start, and I’m still doing so. When a bowler picks up wickets, everyone speaks well, but when he doesn’t, all the negative things are said,” Shaheen Afridi concluded.