Talking to media in Mohali, Afridi said, “We failed to properly read the pitch in Kolkata.” But that match is a past now, we are focusing on upcoming games.
“Fans anger is justified and we are taking it positive for our improvement,” said the captain.
He added that his team focused on giving its best shot in match against New Zealand to proceed further in the game.
“We have to focus upon minimizing mistakes. Batsmen and bowlers are in good form, we just have to make efforts to minimize mistakes,” said Afridi. He added: “I’ll be satisfied when I’ll give my 100% effort on ground.Whatever may be result later, won’t have any issue”
“Cricket is a cruel game hai, many former cricketers departed from the sport with a weep.”
When asked that PCB chairman is urging fans not to pin hopes on Pakistan team, Afridi said many former cricketers were saying the same before the tournament begun. But they switched to silent mode after team’s performance against Bangladesh in the opener.
He also ruled out claim of New Zealand coach that Mohali pitch only supports their team. He said Mohali wicket, where Pakistan and New Zealand will play on Tuesday, has always been good.