Last chance for me, Afridi and team to do nation proud: Waqar

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi bowls during the third T20 against New Zealand in Wellington on January 22, 2016. — AFP/File

LAHORE: Pakistan team’s head coach Waqar Younus said on Friday that the World T20 in India provides, perhaps, the last opportunity for him, captain Shahid Afridi and the entire team to give their best and win the hearts of the nation with their performance in the mega event.

“It is tremendously good news that we are going for the big event because our non-participation would have had adverse effects on our cricket in the days to come,” said Waqar while speaking at a press conference just hours after the Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali gave the go ahead to the Pakistan team to go to India for the ICC World T20. “It is good that the security issue has been settled.”

The Pakistan team was to leave for India via Dubai Friday night and it will reach in Kolkata by Saturday to play a warm-up match against Sri Lanka on Sunday, before playing the first match of the World Cup against a qualifier on March 16.

-more at Dawn

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