Pak must play in same manner as India: Afridi
Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has said that the national team needs to adopt and play in the same positive manner as the Indian team is doing currently.
Talking to reporters in Lahore, where he is training at the National Cricket Academy, the former Pakistan skipper said there was a time when the Indians were derided for not playing positive cricket.
"Today things are different. The present Indian team has changed its approach and is playing positive cricket with an aggressive approach," he said.
"The Indians have basically learnt and adopted the Australian approach of playing positive cricket. That is why they are enjoying such success," Afridi added.
He said the Pakistan team also needed to adapt the same approach if it wanted to achieve good results.
"I believe in positive competition and professional jealousy that is how one improves his game," he said.
Pakistan lost all three of their group matches in the recently-concluded Champions Trophy, drawing criticism and flak from the cricket community for their poor batting performance.
Some changes are expected in the side when the squad for the West Indies tour is announced.
Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from international cricket after playing his 200th Test in the home series against the West Indies next month.
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