The ICC World T20 2016 in India could well be Shahid Afridi’s final foray in international cricket. Afridi was the most pivotal member of the Pakistani side which won the T20 World Cup in 2009 in England. Afridi single handedly guided Pakistan to victory in the semi final and final of that tournament in 2009, against South Africa and Sri Lanka.
However, Pakistani cricket has taken a turn for the worse since then. Rumors of numerous rifts within the dressing room and instability in the PCB have meant that there has been total chaos in Pakistan’s cricket. The same has impacted their game, as the Pakistanis now are nothing more than a laughing stock in limited overs cricket.
Afridi, who leads Pakistan in T20I’s, is very optimistic about the team’s chances in the T20 World Cup though. Boom Boom Afridi, as they call him, says that his boys are all geared up for the mega event in India, and will give their best shot at winning it.
“We made school boy errors and despite putting up good fights in all three matches we lost by narrow margins so we have to be on our toes and should not repeat those mistakes,” said Afridi recently. The words of an inspiring captain could massively motivate Pakistan indeed.