Afridi optimistic for Pakistan to make comeback

Afridi optimistic for Pakistan to make comeback

The 19-years-old Shaheen Shah Afridi said that Pakistan missed a couple of chances in the second ODI which took South Africa over the victory line.

Afridi while briefing to the media ahead of the third ODI said that they got several opportunities during the second ODI but they failed to avail them.

“Our batting collapsed but in bowling, we gave them a tough time,” he said.

Left-arm pacer said that their performance was up to the mark in the second ODI and they are confident to repeat that in the upcoming match.

“It is a game, sometimes you perform well and sometimes not,” said Shaheen who said that they are strongly prepared to give stiff competition to the┬áproteas.

He praised the South African batsmen who fought till the last moment and helped their team to level the series 1-1.

“They were better than us and their batsmen showed courage to chase down the target,” said Shaheen.

Shaheen, who has so far played seven ODIs for Pakistan, said that he always focus on bowling in right areas to trap batsmen.

“I always try to bowl on my strengths which helps me to take wickets,” he said.

It merits mentioning here that Pakistan will play their third ODI against South Africa on Friday. The five-match series is leveled 1-1.