Amid the ongoing excitement of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, Pakistan‘s fast bowler Shaheen Afridi made a resounding comeback, silencing critics with a stellar five-wicket haul against Australia.
Shaheen’s fifer, however, gave a brief glimmer in a series of lukewarm performances by the Green Team, leaving their fans fans with mixed emotions and tempered expectations.
The Babar Azam-led side, initially brimming with promise, faced a setback as they failed to match the pre-tournament hype. Following earlier victories against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, Pakistan suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of arch-rivals India in Ahmedabad and a relentless Australian team in Bengaluru.
Shahid Afridi came up with hilarious reply to his daughter’s query
Amidst the fervour of the tournament, former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi appeared on a ‘Samaa TV’ show via video conferencing, accompanied by his youngest daughter, Arwa.
In a heartwarming yet humorous exchange, Arwa innocently inquired about the presence of Shaheen, who is married to Shahid’s eldest daughter Ansha. In response, Shahid confirmed Shaheen’s inclusion, prompting a curious Arwa to question the reason behind his consistent presence in the team.
In a light-hearted and candid moment, Shahid playfully retorted, suggesting that questions about Shaheen’s spot in the team would only arise if he fails to deliver an outstanding performance on the field.
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Here’s the heartwarming conversation between Shahid Afridi and his little daughter
Arwa: “Papa, Is Shaheen Afridi also in Pakistan team?”
Shahid Afridi: “Yes, Shaheen Afridi is also in the Pakistan team.”
A puzzled Arwa then quizzed, “Kyun hai (why is Shaheen in the team)?”
Afridi replied, “We’ll ask him only when he does not perform well in the World Cup.”
The charming exchange between father and daughter provided a refreshing and amusing insight into the playful dynamics within the Afridi household, showcasing Shahid’s wit and humour even off the cricket pitch.
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As the ICC World Cup 2023 continues to unfold, fans eagerly anticipate the next chapter of Pakistan’s journey in the tournament, with hopes for a more consistent and spirited performance from Babar Azam & Co. as they seek to regain their momentum and stride towards victory in the upcoming matches.