Shaheen made the difference says Bangladesh captain
Shaheen made the difference says Bangladesh captain.When Bangladesh took the field against Pakistan on Friday at Lord’s, he was thinking of his chances of beating his top rated opponents again, this time at a bigger step.
Last September, Bangladesh pulled Pakistan out of the Asian Cup race with an impressive victory in Abu Dhabi.
They were full of confidence before the Lord’s shock.
The Tigers remained confident even after Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam allowed Pakistan to release 315-9 on slow, complicated terrain.
But a 19-year-old changed everything by crossing Bangladesh’s strong batting team to lead Pakistan to a staggering 94 points.
Shaheen Afridi played 6-35, the best figures of a Pakistani World Cup player, to defeat Bangladesh in the last World Cup match for both teams.
“He (Shaheen) played very well, it was the difference between the two teams,” said Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza.
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Mortaza added that the young traveler walked with great confidence on the ground.
“He looked very strong today, he was playing fast bowling, but today it was faster, his cutter was really working,” said Mortaza, who finished the World Cup with just two windows .
Bangladesh could not qualify for the last four, despite the impressive performance of its first player of all levels, Shakib Al Hasan, in the tournament.