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Former cricketer Shahid Afridi shared his feelings on social media after Pakistan’s crushing defeat by one wicket against South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2023 in Chennai. The thrilling match ended with South Africa snatching victory from the brink of defeat. Afridi wrote a note on his ex account.

He underlined the need for exciting matches in a mainly one-sided World Cup 2023. He stressed the importance of close matches to bring excitement and intensity to the tournament, which also impressed the fans. He wrote, “Eagerly awaited for the exciting Cricket World Cup 2023! Hard luck boys, any other day things would have gone your way. Losing wickets is devastating but you have to keep your spirits up because you gave your best and fought bravely till the end.

The Pakistan all-rounder’s sentiments will surely resonate with both fans and players at the World Cup 2023 as they eagerly await the exciting upcoming clashes. Afridi recalled his memories of the 1999 Test and expressed his gratitude towards the enthusiastic Chennai crowd and deeply appreciated their unwavering support. He wrote, “Applause for the Chennai crowd. I remember his tremendous support in the 1999 Test.

In the opening Test of that series in Chennai, he scored 141 runs in 191 balls with the help of 21 fours and three huge sixes in the second innings. India won this match by 12 runs.