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Shared jokes to overcome pain: Afridi recalls 2006 Test match against India

Former Pakistan all-rounder shared his views while responding to a tweet by the PCB’s official account

PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has recalled the 2006 Test match against India, in Lahore, which ended in a high-scoring draw.

Afridi shared his views while responding to a tweet by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s official Twitter account.

Pakistan declared their first innings on 679/7, in the aforementioned Test match with Afridi, 103 off 80 balls, being one of the four century-makers from the home side.

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In response, Indian notched up 410/1 with the help of a double century, 254, by opener Virender Sehwag.

Recollecting the Test match, Afridi made a tongue-in-cheek regarding the plight of bowlers.

“Great memories, this was I believe after one of my favourite Test inns in Lahore against India in 2006, Shoaib was always a threat for batsmen but this was a very flat wicket and bowlers were left to share jokes to overcome their pain,” said Afridi while quoting the tweet, which showed him and former speedster Shoaib Akhtar sharing a light moment on the field.

 

Great memories, this was I believe after one of my favourite Test inns in Lahore against India in 2006, Shoaib was always a threat for batsmen but this was a very flat wicket and bowlers were left to share jokes to overcome their pain 😂 https://t.co/9kTCuH4pYU

— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 29, 2020

 

Afridi played 27 Test matches for Pakistan, scoring 1716 runs and claiming 48 wickets. He made his debut against Australia at Karachi’s National Stadium in 1998.