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“Holds The Key”: Ricky Ponting Names Player Who Can Take Pakistan To T20 World Cup Glory

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Australia legend Ricky Ponting has declared pacer Shaheen Afridi as the important thing participant if Pakistan is to clinch a second ICC Males’s T20 World Cup crown in Australia. Afridi produced his finest efficiency within the match thus far with the ball when he completed with figures of 4-22 in opposition to Bangladesh on Sunday and that spell helped Pakistan earn a semi-final spot. Pakistan will meet in-form New Zealand on the Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG) on Wednesday and the Australia nice Ponting mentioned Afridi is the important thing participant in that recreation.

“He would possibly say that he is not again to one hundred pc simply but, however from what I’ve seen it appears to be like like he is going alongside superbly and he now holds the important thing for Pakistan progressing within the match,” ICC quoted Ponting as saying.

Afridi’s wicketless efficiency in Pakistan’s first two T20 World Cup matches in opposition to India and Zimbabwe could have forged some doubt on his means to shortly get better, however Ponting all the time had religion within the left-handed pacer’s talents.

“(I by no means had any doubt) as you simply know what he is able to when he is on the market on the sector. And as I mentioned, even when he is not at 100 per cent, if he is working at 90 per cent, he is nonetheless going to have extra of an impression on video games than most due to how good he’s. So look, he may need had just a few worries behind his personal thoughts and the Pakistan hierarchy and training group may need had just a few worries of their thoughts, however not anymore. He is obtained by very well thus far and hopefully for them two extra video games to go,” Ponting mentioned.

Ponting mentioned Afridi’s resurgence was much like how Indian famous person Virat Kohli had out of the blue discovered his kind in Australia and mentioned that generally you merely must think about the very best gamers to ship on the most important levels.


“It is nearly a bit just like the India state of affairs with Virat (Kohli) coming into this match. Typically you simply have to stay with them and decide them and allow them to go as a result of champion gamers will discover a approach to get the job completed. And because the match’s gone on he (Afridi) has obtained higher and higher and hopefully the very best continues to be to return,” Pointing additional added.

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