Shahid Afridi has refused to dub Pakistan’s eagerly-awaited Asia Cup clash with India as a revenge match.
“I don’t assume we ought to appear at the match in opposition to India as a revenge one. We need to treat each and every match with very same significance and significance,” Afridi stated.
Pakistan and India clash in the Asia Cup on March 18, the initial meeting among the two sides because the World Cup semi-last final year.
Afridi stated that the team must be a lot more aggressive in the tournament, to be held in Bangladesh.
“I assume we require to be a lot more aggressive in the Asia Cup and our batsmen have to play tough at the bowlers,” he mentioned on returning from Bangladesh, where he was competing in the BPL.
Afridi felt that one reason for Pakistan’s defeats in the one particular-day and T20 series in opposition to England last month was their defensive method.
“We need to realise that our bowlers cannot win us matches all the time. It is time for the batsmen to also score runs heavily. We lost to England as I thought we have been a bit defensive.”
Afridi said Pakistani batsmen needed to be a lot more consistent and support the bowlers, but ducked inquiries on the captaincy situation.
“I never want to make any comments on the captaincy,” he mentioned when asked if he would be prepared to lead Pakistan once more.
Rana Naved who along with Afridi played for the Dhaka Gladiators, told reporters that he had no connection with the Pakistani nationwide arrested during the BPL for becoming a suspected bookmaker.
“By the grace of God I am back house and I do not have any backlinks with this guy. I don’t even know him. I am not concerned in this kind of issues. I just enjoy the game and performing properly for my teams.”