Shaheen Afridi was unstoppable in his team’s ICC T20 World Cup opening match against India. The young pacer dismissed dangerous Rohit Sharma in the first over. He took two more wickets in form of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.

However, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has revealed that Shaheen was nervous before the match and he spoke to him.

“Before the first game against India, Shaheen video-called me and told me that I’m feeling a bit of pressure. We talked for about 11-12 minutes, I told him that god gave you the opportunity to go out and perform, you strike those wickets and become a hero. By god’s grace, he did exactly that,” said Afridi on Samaa TV.

Afridi bowled magnificently well throughout the tournament and played a key role in Pakistan’s semi-final run.

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