I was delighted to see Pak win: Afridi

Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 15:49 [IST]
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Delighted to see Pak win: Afridi

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi said he was delighted to see Pakistan side coming out with a historic win over the Aussies in the recently concluded second Test match at Headingley which broke a 15-years winless Test jinx against the Kangaroos.

Afridi, who resigned after leading the team in a solitary Test, in which Pakistan were defeated by 150 runs by the Aussies, said though he could not watch the entire game, he did try to follow it whenever he could.

"I was travelling from London to Dubai when the final day's play was going on and found out when I landed in Dubai that the boys had won. I was delighted for them and it was great that Pakistan has finally beaten Australia in a Test match. Finally we can now ignore that statistic in future," Afrdi was quoted as saying in PakPassion.net.

He added that he had spoken with the players over the phone and congratulated them.

"I spoke to a few of the boys after the victory, including Umar Gul, who I congratulated on scoring the winning runs. The spirits are high and morale was good. The boys were very pleased and looking forward to the series against England."


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