T20 World Cup 2024
Yuvraj Singh and Shahid Afridi’s Viral Exchange About India’s Win Steals the Spotlight
By CricShots - Jun 12, 2024 6:26 pm
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Team India faced a challenging start in their recent T20 World Cup 2024 clash against Pakistan. Batting first, they struggled to put up a significant total, managing only 119 runs in their innings. This modest target seemed within reach for Pakistan, who began their chase confidently.

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Yuvraj Singh and Shahid Afridi

However, India’s bowling attack proved to be the game-changer. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya showcased exceptional skill and determination, effectively dismantling Pakistan’s batting lineup. Their combined efforts led to a dramatic turnaround, with India securing a thrilling six-run victory.

During the match, a heartwarming interaction between former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh and former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi caught the attention of fans and quickly went viral. In the clip, Yuvraj humorously inquired why Afridi appeared downcast.

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Shahid Afridi responded, “Isn’t it fair that I am sad? Was this a match we (Pakistan) should have lost? When we needed to score 40 runs to win, Yuvraj told me ‘Lala, congratulations! I am leaving, won’t watch the rest of the game’. I told him ‘Yuvi, chaalis runs bohut hain iss pitch pe. Itni jaldi mubarakbaad na de mujhe (40 runs are a lot on this pitch, don’t congratulate me so early).’”

 

Yuvraj replied with a mix of optimism and camaraderie, “I told you Pakistan will win, but I was still confident that we (India) can win it from there. Winning and losing is part of the game, what’s important is that our bonhomie should continue.”

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Currently, the Indian team leads their group’s points table with two wins from two matches, accumulating four points. They aim to maintain their winning streak in the upcoming fixtures.

Next, India will face the USA, the co-hosts of the tournament. This crucial encounter is set to take place at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Wednesday, June 12, marking the 25th game of the T20 World Cup 2024.