When Team India played in the final match of the 2023 World Cup, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi made a statement on live television. He had said about Indian batsmen that overconfidence sometimes leads to death. After Team India’s final defeat, this comment from the former Pakistan cricketer is now going viral.
Shahid Afridi had said this during a debate on Pakistani news channel Samaa TV. Mohammad Yusuf was also present here with him in the committee. During the World Cup final, when the Indian innings was struggling in the first powerplay, Afridi had targeted the Indian batsmen. This statement from Shahid Afridi came after Shubman Gill was out for a careless shot and Rohit Sharma was out for an unnecessary shot.
When Team India lost their third wicket in the form of Shreyas Iyer in the 11th over of the game, host Shahid Afridi asked if this was the pressure of a big game. Afridi then said: “No, this is not the pressure of a big game.” They have confidence. I grew up like that. Played in front of an audience like that. International cricket is completely based on pressure. You know this. When you keep winning games, you also become cocky. This thing is killing you. Because the balls he was out on were not the kind of balls that allowed wickets at all.
India 🇮🇳 will lose this World Cup because of their overconfidence – Shahid Afridi 😳pic.twitter.com/cBlNsAjR1F
– HAMZA 🇵🇰 (@HamzaKhan259) November 19, 2023
Team India appeared to be under pressure in the World Cup final after losing their first three wickets early. After the first powerplay, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul scored runs in a very slow partnership. Australian bowlers also took wickets at regular intervals. The result was that the Indian team collapsed for just 240 points. After that, Australia was able to pursue the goal without any problems. Australia won the World Cup trophy for the sixth time by winning the final by 6 wickets.