Asif Ali Struck Better Sixes Than Me | Shahid Afridi Applauds Asif Ali:
Pakistan Cricket Team defeated Afghanistan in their 3rd consecutive win in the ICC World T20 2021. The game started with sheer dominance by Pakistan as Afghanistan’s batting order collapsed. Pakistani bowlers. At 76/6, it looked like that Afghanistan will be all out at around 110, but they did a fantastic comeback and posted a competitive total of 147. After this fightback, Pakistan had to work hard in the chase. With 24 needed in the final 2 overs, Asif Ali made sure that Pakistan are over the line with an entire over to spare. Asif Ali smashed 4 sixes in the 19th over to Karim Jannat to seal the deal for Pakistan.
Veteran all rounder Shahid Afridi was in the stadium supporting the Men in Green. Afridi reacted to the win saying that the match was fantastic. Afridi also lauded the comeback by Afghanistan. ‘Babar’s innings was very crucial. Shoaib Malik’s six was also vital and Asif Ali was absolutely fantastic tonight’, Afridi stated. Moreover when the reporter asked that if Afridi felt that Asif batted like him, Afridi replied that Asif batted better than him. The Veteran also stated that the journey is still very long, as Pakistan has to play couple of more matches then the Semi Finals. He asked the Men in Green to play with the same confidence and body language, and never be afraid of anything in this event.
It is safe to say that Pakistan have almost qualified for the Semi Finals now. With the next 2 matches against associate nations, Pakistan is almost guaranteed a spot in the Semi Finals. So far they have defeated India, New Zealand and Afghanistan in the event. Pakistan are at the top of the Points Table of their group with 2 more games to play against Scotland and Namibia.