Misbah-ul-Haq hits back at critics, lavishes praise on Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi's heroics against India helped Pakistan to a one-wicket win in Asia Cup 2014. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq says the knock showed that his team can indeed chase down targets in pressure situations.

updated: March 03, 2014 15:15 IST
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Mirpur, Bangladesh: Smiling ear to ear after upstaging arch-rivals India in the Asia Cup, Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq lavished praise on Shahid Afridi for his "sensible" cameo, saying that the flamboyant all-rounder single-handedly clinched a game which had gone out the team's grasp. (Match report | Points table)

"I am very happy about Shahid Afridi, who has taken a lot of criticism in the last two matches. I think he showed experience and won us a game that almost went out of our control," the skipper said after the nail-biting one-wicket win here. (Related: Prayer on lips, Virat Kohli hopes for miracle now)

In pursuit of 246, Pakistan were on course with Mohammad Hafeez's sparkling 75 but after the partnership was broken, they looked shaky before Afridi worked his magic in the end.

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