Shaheen Afridi with Babar Azam. (Source: Twitter)

Pakistan thumped India by 10 wickets on Sunday evening in Dubai and Shaheen Afridi scalped three wickets.

“To the entire Pakistan, to all our cricket lovers who travelled here… this is for them. This is a historic moment for the team. We’d not won against India in the World Cup. All the boys played so well today and hopefully we’ll play well in the remainder of this World Cup from here. This is a great start and hopefully we can build it from here,” Afridi said.

“He [Babar Azam] gives me the new ball all the time. This was the team plan that I’d bowl the first over. I needed to give the breakthrough, which is the team requirement,” he said.

“My strength is to bowl the yorker with the new ball. It was the plan and I got success. My attempt was that even if I get a half [a yorker] with the swing, if my ball dips, he’ll get out.”

“We had plans against Kohli too. He is no doubt a No.1 player, there’s no difference between him and Babar. The way I bowl to Babar in the nets, I bowled to Kohli. There was a plan but once I came back for the third over, I wasn’t getting any swing or seam. I just wanted to continue hitting the length and then come back later and bowl some cutters. He was making room for himself, I was able to get some success.”

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