Asia Cup 2014: Shahid Afridi admits feeling the pressure to perform against India

Shahid Afridi starred in Pakistan's one-wicket win over India with an unbeaten 18-ball knock of 34 that included two fours and three sixes.

updated: March 03, 2014 00:32 IST
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Shahid Afridi held his nerve by not throwing his wicket away and steering Pakistan to an enthralling one-wicket win over India in a humdinger Asia Cup clash at Mirpur on Sunday night. Needing 10 runs to win in the final over, bowled by Ravinchandran Ashwin, the maverick all-rounder hit back-to-back towering sixes to take his side past India's total of 245/8. However, he knock came under immense pressure. (Highlights)

"I was really under pressure because I didn't perform well in previous games. I'm glad I delivered at the right time," he said after his match-winning 18-ball 34. (Afridi helps Pakistan to one-wicket win over India)

Despite his indifferent form with the bat in the recent past, Afridi, who incidentally turned 34 on Saturday, said that the Pakistan dressing room had a lot of hopes and expectations from him in the marquee clash. (Points Table)

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