Shahid Afridi picks his favourites for the FIFA World Cup
Afridi recently captained the World XI in their match versus the Windies at Lord's.
Published - Jun 11, 2018 3:07 pm | Updated - Jun 11, 2018 3:07 pm
The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to be held from June 14 in Russia. The opening match will be played between the hosts and Saudi Arabia and the hysteria nucleating the extravaganza has escalated as the tournament is knocking on the door. As many as 32 teams are participating in the event, which will be enthralling the world for one month until July 15.
Supporters of several teams have also started rooting for their most anticipated team to lift the title. The advertisements pertaining to the occasion have also been doing the rounds with full effect. Meanwhile, former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi also picked his favourite team to win the World Cup.
“Germany have always been favourite for me. They were my favourite for the last tournament and in this tournament as well,” Afridi was quoted as saying by Business Recorder.
Boom Boom’s honour
Afridi has had a memorable time of late. He played for the World XI in their match versus the Windies at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Stadium. Moreover, Eoin Morgan pulled out of the match owing to which Afridi had the privilege to captain the team.
Prior to the start of the contest, his teammates gave him a Guard of Honour, which was pleasing, to say the least. He walked into the encounter with a sore knee and strained to move around comfortably. He also didn’t bowl at the speed he is renowned for but picked up the wicket of Andre Fletcher in his second delivery.
The 38-year old cricketer termed the opportunity to lead the team as an honour. “It is not only an honour for me but it is an honour for Pakistan that I led the all starts XI against West Indies. I couldn’t have asked for a better farewell game,” the all-round cricketer added.