The Indian colts steamrolled the U19 cricket team of Pakistan in the first semi-final of the ongoing World Cup in South Africa on Tuesday. India went on to win the match by a margin of 10 wickets.
Indian cricket team outplayed their arch-rivals in all three departments of the game. Soon after, the team garnered praises from all directions, looking at their domination in the competition.
Former Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi also expressed his opinion on the recent match. The 45-year old tagged the Indian performance as ‘clinical.’ Also, Afridi lauded the current system within Indian cricket, which remains the reason for success at all levels.
Furthermore, ‘Boom Boom Afridi’ offered consolation to the Pakistani teenagers and requested them not to get demoralized with the result.
Afridi singled out the names of Haider Ali, Mohammad Huraira, Rohail Nazir, Mohammad Haris, Qasim Akram for their efforts during the tournament. The former Pakistani cricketer also included the fast bowler in his consolation due to their vast potential.
“Congrats to 🇮🇳 U19 on a clinical performance today. The Crkt system in 🇮🇳 is producing top-class cricketers at all levels.🇵🇰youngsters shouldn’t lose ❤️, a big learning curve today.Players like Haider, Hurraira, Rohail, Haris, Qasim and the fast bowlers have a lot of potential,” tweeted Shahid Afridi.
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Congrats to 🇮🇳 U19 on a clinical performance today. The Crkt system in🇮🇳 is producing top-class cricketers at all levels.🇵🇰youngsters shouldn't lose ❤️, a big learning curve today.Players like Haider, Hurraira, Rohail, Haris, Qasim and the fast bowlers have a lot of potential.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) February 4, 2020
With this win, the defending champions sealed their spot in the finals of the coveted championship. They await the winners of New Zealand and Bangladesh U19 teams in the second semifinals.