Shahid Afridi reacts after Pakistan's win over Ireland

The three-match T20I series is now level with one game remaining

Shahid Afridi reacts after Pakistan's win over Ireland PHOTO: AFP

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has reacted following Pakistan's impressive victory over Ireland in the second T20I match on Sunday.

Afridi took to social media to express his appreciation for the team's performance.

He particularly highlighted the outstanding contributions of Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman, whose match-winning knocks were instrumental in Pakistan's success. 

In his post, Afridi also congratulated his son-in-law Shaheen Afridi for reaching a significant milestone marking a remarkable achievement in his cricketing career.

"We needed this win. Well done team, sp the way Rizwan and Fakhar played. We need the same mindset in the World Cup and similar strike rates for most batsmen. Congrats to Shaheen on 300 intl wickets, well done," Afridi posted.

In the second T20I match against Ireland, the Men in Green faced a challenging target as Ireland posted 193 runs after losing seven wickets in the first innings. 

Despite early setbacks with the dismissals of key players like Babar Azam and Saim Ayub during the powerplay, Pakistan rallied back with exceptional batting performances. 

Rizwan and Fakhar both notched up half-centuries, supported by a valuable cameo from Azam Khan, ultimately steering Pakistan to victory inside the 17th over and leveling the three-match T20I series 1-1.