Shahid Afridi claims team bus was attacked with stones; wants Pakistan to go and win World Cup in India

Shahid Afridi claims Pakistan's team bus was attacked by stones in Bangalore in 2005.


Shahid Afridi claims team bus was attacked with stones; wants Pakistan to go and win World Cup in India

Shahid Afridi (Source: The Economic Times)

Former Pakistan cricketer, Shahid Afridi recently made a big claim about his team bus being attacked by stone pelters in Bangalore after they won the Test against India in 2005. However, the all-rounder also said that Pakistan should in fact go to India for the World Cup and win the tournament.

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He believes the players must experience such pressure and atmosphere. The ICC had announced the World Cup schedule despite concerns of Pakistan wanting to not travel to India, which now confirms that the former would in fact be flying in for the ODI World Cup.

Shahid Afridi said he is totally against Pakistan not traveling to India. Elaborating on his stone-pelting claim he said, “It was a high-pressure moment in our careers (tours of India). When we hit boundaries, there was no one to cheer. When we won the Bangalore Test and were departing for the hotel, stones were pelted on the team bus. The pressure is there, of course, but then it’s only fun when there’s pressure.”

However, there are no clear reports of such an incident taking place to prove Shahid Afridi’s claims.

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Talking about his stance on whether Pakistan should travel to India, he said “People are saying that Pakistan should not go to India. I am totally against it, I think we should go there and win the match.”

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Shahid Afridi’s Pakistan to play India on 15 October

Shahid Afridi
Source: TheGuardian

Pakistan are set to face India on 15th October 2023 at the massive Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Post many venue change requests and reports of Pakistan not wanting to travel to India, things have finally straightened out. They will begin their World Cup campaign by playing against the Netherlands on 6th October 2023 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

The highly anticipated India vs Pakistan clash is one of the most awaited matches of the World Cup as the teams would be playing together for the first time since the 2022 T20 World Cup and in an ODI on Indian soil after almost 10 years.

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