Shahid Afridi: Pakistan needs to build on Champions Trophy triumph

Pakistan’s former captain expressed delight at the victory.

Shahid Afridi... “The way the team recovered after the loss to India is commendable.”   -  AP

 

Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Afridi has asked the national team to build on its Champions Trophy triumph and show more consistency in the future. Pakistan beat India in the final in London on Sunday for its maiden Champions Trophy win.

“Winning the Champions Trophy is a big achievement from this team. But winning one cup does not mean we have conquered the world. We need to continue to do well and be more consistent in our performances and continue our winning ways,” Afridi said at a function here on Wednesday.

According to a newspaper, Afridi admitted that even he didn’t have any idea that Pakistan would reach the final and win it. “But the way the team recovered after the loss to India is commendable and I am very happy that the cricket team has brought so much of happiness and joy to our people,” he said.

“But we need to build on this great victory and become a force to reckon with on a consistent basis.”