India, Kolkata: Today, Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi said, our team is fully prepared for the World Cup T20 in India. “The team is mentally ready to play in India and its practice is going on well,” the captain said while addressing the media in Kolkata.Boom boom termed every match of the World Twenty 20 cricket tournament important and said his team wants to begin their campaign with a triumph.
Afridi said, “All matches in the World T20 are important for us. Team India are playing very good cricket and if you look at the last match we played against India in Asia Cup they did really well specially Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh. But we also gave them a tough time”. The 35-year-old all-rounder said he rarely enjoys playing cricket in any other part of the world as much as he enjoys playing it in India. “There are very few nations where I’ve enjoyed cricket as much as I’ve enjoyed cricket in India.”
Further, responding to a question whether it will be Pakistan’s bowling versus India’s batting Afridi replied with a wide smile on his face that: “The same has been happening for sixty years.”Regarding the recent criticism on his team’s dismal performance in the Asia Cup, the Pakistani captain said: “When you have played for 20 years you obviously face ups and downs but the real player is the one who faces the criticism and takes it positively. There has been a lot of criticism against me and I have taken it positively and gave a response only through my performance.”Meanwhile, veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik said his team needs to improve skills in batting and techniques, hoping that it will help them get “back on track”.