ENG v PAK 2021: "I'm not needed today," Shahid Afridi's response after Pakistan posts their highest T20I total

Pakistan won the first T20I by 31 runs after bowling out England on 201 runs.

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi responded to a journalist named Ihtisham Ul Haq who tweeted that Pakistan fans are missing him in the first T20I against England. The journo posted a picture of a fan wearing Pakistan cricket team jersey with Afridi's name and number 10.

Afridi replied to the tweet and said the Pakistan team doesn't need him after a tremendous batting performance at Trent Bridge on Friday (July 16). Pakistan smashed 232/6 in 20 overs and restricted England to 201 to win the match by 31 runs.

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"Thank you but I think I am not needed today!! ????  enough of BOOM BOOM 232 for 6 ????????," wrote Afridi on Twitter after Pakistan's innings.

Skipper Babar Azam was the top scorer for Pakistan with a 49-ball 85 runs knock. But the Player-of-the-Match was Shaheen Afridi, who bagged three wickets in 3.2 overs. 

England's Liam Livingstone smashed a hundred in the run-chase but he received no support from the other end. The only other batsman to cross the 30-run mark was Jason Roy (32). 

Pakistan cricket team was under huge pressure after getting whitewashed by England's second-string team. But a win in the first T20I match must have taken off some pressure.


By Sihyeu Singh - 17 Jul, 2021

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