Two months after Shaheen Afridi ripped through Indian batting line up, his would be father-in-law Shahid Afridi has revealed that he helped the pacer to overcome nervousness before the crucial match in T20 World Cup.
The young pacer dismissed dangerous Rohit Sharma in the first over. He later took the wickets of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.
However, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has revealed that Shaheen was nervous before the match.
“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,” Afridi told a private TV channel.
Shaheen bowled magnificently well throughout the tournament and played a key role in Pakistan’s semi-final run.