World Cup 2019: Shahid Afridi asks Sarfaraz and Co. to strive to win against England

World Cup 2019: Shahid Afridi asks Sarfaraz and Co. to strive to win against England

Shahid Afridi has always backed the Pakistani team no matter what and he did the same in his tweet.

Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

The Pakistani team is having a hard time in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 as they have lost their first match to Windies in humiliating fashion on May 31. The whole Men in Green were bowled out for just 105 runs as they failed to negotiate the Windies pace attack and lost the game by seven wickets.

This loss was added to their already poor run of 10 ODI losses, making it 11 and now Sarfaraz Ahmed and company need to buckle up as they are facing England in their next match in Nottingham, which is known for record scores in past with England making 444 against Pakistan. Former Pakistani players have come forward to lend support to the team and the likes of Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to encourage the team before the next encounter.

Afridi says he is fully confident in the team’s abilities and skills

Sarfaraz Ahmed has been under fire from all directions after the lackluster show in England in the ODI series, which the Men in Green lost 4-0 and then they lost their warm-up game to Afghanistan in another disappointing performance which has left their fans heartbroken and though supporters have pointed out the similarities between their run in 1992 World Cup and this edition, things are not going good.

Shahid Afridi has always backed the Pakistani team no matter what and he did the same in his tweet which read, “I’m fully confident in our team and their capabilities & truly believe they can go on to win this World Cup. Wishing the best of luck to our boys including @SarfarazA_54. Early games are crucial in building up confidence & momentum; we should strive for a win against England 2day”

Many of Pakistani experts and former players felt that the team needs to regroup after the debacle against Windies, where the batsmen were found out against the bouncers and lost wickets fending off short balls. Only Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman managed to counter the bowling and the right-hander had also scored a century in the warm-up match, showing why he is regarded as one of the best in the current era.