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They would ask us for forgiveness: Shahid Afridi takes a dig at Indian team

Former all-rounder’s statement is likely to irk cricket fans from across the border

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has once again raised eyebrows after his statement about the Men in Green’s dominance over India, which is likely to irk cricket fans from across the border.   

Afridi has claimed that Indian cricketers asked for forgiveness after losing to Pakistan on numerous occasions.

“I have always enjoyed India. We’ve beaten them decently, really decently. I believe we’ve beaten them so much that they used to ask us for forgiveness after the match,” said Afridi on the Cric Cast show on YouTube

“I have enjoyed a lot playing against India and Australia, you have more pressure. They are good teams, big teams. Going and performing in their conditions is the big thing,” he added.

It must be noted that Pakistan has won 12 out of their 59 Test matches against India, with the latter registering nine wins. 38 matches ended in a draw.

Meanwhile in One-day International (ODI) cricket, Pakistan once again have the upper hand with 73 wins as compared to 55 in 132 encounters.

In Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), India has only lost once to Pakistan in eight matches and have been on the winning side on six occasions. One match ended in a tie.

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Afridi also revealed that his most memorable innings was the 141-run knock against India in the 1999 Chennai Test.

“My most memorable inning was the 141 against India, that too in India. I was not going on that trip; they were not taking me. Wasim bhai and the chief selector that time supported me a lot. It was a very difficult tour and that inning was very important,” he said.

Afridi represented Pakistan between 1998 and 2018, featuring in 27 Tests, 398 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and 99 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

He recently recovered from novel coronavirus (Covid-19), after having tested positive on June 13, last month.