Team didn't get enough time to celebrate T20 triumph: Afridi

Updated: 13 July 2009 09:50 IST

Flamboyant Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi is a miffed man, who believes the team did not get enough time to celebrate their World Twenty20 triumph.

Team didn't get enough time to celebrate T20 triumph: Afridi

Karachi:

Flamboyant Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi is a miffed man, who believes the team did not get enough time to celebrate their World Twenty20 triumph.

Afridi, who skipped the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka, said the feeling of winning the World T20 had just started to sink in when the cricketers left for the tour.

"The team should have had at least a month or so to enjoy the taste of victory. There should have been given enough time to enjoy the celebrations. It is unfortunate they got no time," Afridi said.

According to him, the Pakistani players struggled to quickly shift to the Test mode in Sri Lanka and that explained their struggle there.

"It is upto the players to do their best to give good performances in Sri Lanka but I maintain it is unfair on them that they got little time to rest and prepare for the Sri Lankan tour," he said.

"There is too much pressure on international cricketers as there are virtually no gaps between series and this does affect their performances," he added.

Talking about the game, Afridi said he found Twenty20 more demanding than Test and one-day internationals. "Twenty20 cricket is harder than the other forms of the game as the players have to take quick decisions and have no time to reflect on their performances or failures," he said.



Topics : Cricket Pakistan India New Zealand
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