Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi admitted that the Super 10 game against Australia might well be his last in international cricket. Afridi had yet another terrible outing as Pakistan were thrashed by New Zealand by 22 runs at Mohali. By the virtue of the loss, Pakistan are on the verge of being eliminated from the tournament.
Afridi seemed utterly dejected at the presentation and admitted that he might well bid adieu to international cricket after the game against Australia. “It might be the last game of my career against Australia. Let’s see how things go,” said Afridi. “First, I want to congratulate NZ. One point it looked like they might touch 200 but our bowlers pulled it back. It looked like a chaseable total. We didn’t play well after first six overs. Played a lot of dot balls. Shehzad and Sharjeel started well but we couldn’t play well against the spinners. We keep repeating mistakes and in this format you can’t do that,” he said about the game.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson seemed elated with the win and applauded his team for the good show. “It was a very good surface and off the back of Guptill’s superior knocks, the batters played their roles nicely to get a very good score. And then the bowlers kept their composure after a tough start to pull it back. 180 we felt was above par. It’s a good score on any ground. We knew the first six overs will be key and they played very well in that phase but credit to the bowlers to pull it back,” said Williamson.