Pak still has to go long way : Afridi

Karachi [Pakistan], July 10 (ANI): Former Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi has said that the Pakistani team still has a long way to go and they are playing a very good cricket at the moment. The comment came in the backdrop of recently-released International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 team rankings where Pakistan ended on top of the list. "I think it's still a long way to go and I think the way our boys are playing is very good," the Express Tribune quoted Afridi, as saying. "All the youngsters, they're doing a great job, and InshAllah we're hoping they're going to do well for Pakistan," he added. Reflecting on the T20 format of cricket, the 38-year-old said that one can introduce the format anywhere in the world and it is a great entertainment for those who are not well aware of the nitty and gritty of the game. Reviewing his own playing style, 'boom-boom Afridi' said that he considers himself as a bowler instead of a batsman. "I always consider myself as a bowling all-rounder. I think in batting, I'm not that consistent, but in bowling, I am very consistent. When I started my cricket, I started as a bowler. So I think, I feel good and if you look into my performance I'm always very consistent with my bowling," he said. Recently, Pakistan defeated Australia in the final of the T20I tri-series in Harare to register their ninth consecutive series victory. (ANI)
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