(From Geo TV)
Pakistan World Twenty20 skipper Shahid Khan Afridi on Monday admitted to making mistakes which led to a defeat against India in their World Twenty20 fixture last week.
“We made mistakes, including in reading the pitch and losing the toss…We would have also bowled first if we won the toss,” he told reporters at a press conference.
“I will not give any excuses. A big difference (between Pakistan and India) was Virat Kohli. He also single-handedly helped India to victory in the Asia Cup and also performed now,” he said.
The Pakistan team went in to play the match at Kolkata’s Eden Garden with four pace bowlers after dropping spinner Emad Wasim on a pitch that proved to be heaven for Indian spin-bowlers.
But Afridi – who has been facing a onslaught of criticism from not just fans but also top Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials – said he was focusing on Pakistan’s next match against New Zealand.
“What people are saying is up to them, but as a captain I am just concerned about my team and my performance. I have belief in mine and the team’s ability that we will make the best use of our skills in tomorrow’s game,” said the Pakistan captain, ahead of the clash against Group 2 leader new Zealnad in Mohali on Tuesday. Read More