"As Big As The Final": Shahid Afridi Wishes Pakistan Luck Ahead Of Crucial Semi-Final vs Australia
T20 World Cup, PAK vs AUS: Former skipper Shahid Afridi compared the semi-finals match vs Australia to the final itself for the in-form Pakistan team and wished them luck.
- Former PAK captain Shahid Afridi compared the semis vs AUS to the final
- Afridi also wished the Babar Azam-led Pakistan team luck
- Afridi-captained PAK team lost to AUS in the T20 WC semis in 2010
Former T20 World Cup winner Shahid Afridi wished the Pakistan team luck ahead of their all-important semi-finals clash against Australia. Afridi also termed the match "as big as the final" and hoped the Babar Azam-led side clinch the title after a dominating performance so far in the tournament. Afridi, who captained the side to the semi-finals stage in the 2010 event in West Indies, wrote on Twitter, "All the best Pakistan! For me this is as big a game as the final. We played an incredible semi-final against Australia in 2010, I wish Babar and his boys go one step better today!."
All the best Pakistan! For me this is as big a game as the final. We played an incredible semi-final against Australia in 2010, I wish Babar and his boys go one step better today!— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 11, 2021
Afridi reminiscenced the loss in the 2010 semis against Australia by three wickets and one ball remaining after being in the driver's seat for the majority of the Australian innings.
Although, he hoped the current side will put aside the disappointments from that defeat against the same opponents and go with a fresh mindset.
Pakistan have clearly dominated their oppositions in this tournament with convincing wins in all their five matches leading to the last-four stage.
They overwhelmed India by 10 wickets and then followed it up with a resounding five-wicket win against finalists New Zealand.
They swept aside Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland to register five straight wins and book their places in the semis.