‘Play with a free mind and spirit,’ Afridi tells Pakistan team

'Play with a free mind and spirit,' Afridi tells Pakistan team

Veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi advised Pakistan team to have a free mind and spirit as The Men in Green are all set to face the arch-rivals India in the most anticipated match of the World Cup at Manchester today.

Pakistan have never defeated India in a World Cup contest in the and the current record is 0-6 against the two-time World Champions.

If Sarfraz Ahmed and his men manage to pull off a win against a much stronger opponent at Manchester, they will become a part of Pakistan cricketing history.

Afridi took to his twitter to tell players how big an opportunity is this and ask them to enjoy their time in the field.

“A lifetime opportunity awaits Pakistan players today, give it your all and enjoy the occasion. Play with a free mind and spirit,” he wrote. Pakistan is backing you! Pakistan Zindabad.”

The hyped up contest will kick off at 2:30 PM (PST) at Manchester, while the toss will take place at 2:00 PM.