Afghan Cricketer Talks About Success Secret
He said that Indians are the reason behind the best performance and the support the Indian fans are showing helped them.By: Tupaki Desk | 8 Nov 2023 6:20 AM GMT
The Afghanistan team entered the ongoing World Cup tournament without any expectations. But this is not stopping the team from doing wonders in the tournament. It is common for a few sensations to take place in World Cups that grabs everyone’s attention. This time it is the turn of Afghanistan to make wonders.
It is common for teams to defeat big teams once or twice. The Afghanistan team grabbed everyone’s attention by defeating defending champions England. The team proved its strength despite having no proper training and with limited funds. What the team had achieved became the talk of the town.
Afghanistan started its winning streak in the tournament by defeating England and continued it by defeating Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In the wake of continuous wins by the team Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi made some crucial comments. He said that Indians are the reason behind the best performance and the support the Indian fans are showing helped them. Indian fans' support is our success secret, he said.
He said that Cricket fans are attending every match Afghanistan is playing and are encouraging them. This is our big inspiration. Besides Indian fans' support, changing our mindset is the reason behind continuous wins. Indian fans are supporting us on the field and off the field as well. People are recognizing us as Afghanistan players and encouraging us. Once a taxi driver refused to take money from me. This is the example of love Indian fans are showing on us, he said.
Drawing a comparison between the previous World Cup and the current World Cup, he said that his team recorded just a single win last time, and this time they are recording win after win.”Belief, hard work, and talent - these are the three main points that we have in the team. Our belief doubled after we defeated England. It increased even more when we defeated Pakistan. We are now not looking back. We are moving forward, looking forward, and we are trying our best to improve as a team, match by match,” he said. Another issue needs to be mentioned here. Former Indian player Ajay Jadeja has a big role in identifying the players and giving them the required training.