Pakistani players in the pride of victory, said - Ashwin does not play because of Afridi
Ravichandran Ashwin used to be an important part of Team India in all three formats at one time but now it is not so. He keeps going in and out in the limited-overs.
Ravichandran Ashwin was once an important part of Team India in all three formats. In recent times, he has been playing regularly only in Tests but his place in limited overs is not confirmed. Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has spoken big after Ashwin lost his place in the limited-overs team of Team India. Hafeez has given the reason for Ashwin's exit on Pakistani channel.
Hafeez has referred to a match played in the Asia Cup played in 2014 and told that in that match Shahid Afridi hit two sixes on Ashwin in the last over, due to which he was out of the team. Hafeez said, "I thank Shahid Afridi. Thanks a lot Shahid bhai. That is the effect of the two sixes you finished the match in the Asia Cup in 2014.
This happened in that match
Batting first in that match played on March 2, 2014, India scored 245 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Pakistan had achieved this target two balls ago for the loss of nine wickets. Pakistan needed 10 runs in the last over. Ashwin was bowling this over and he took the wicket of Saeed Ajmal in the very first ball. After this Junaid Khan gave a strike to Afridi by taking one run. Then Afridi gave victory to Pakistan by hitting sixes on the third and fourth balls. Mohammad Hafeez had scored 75 runs in this match and took two wickets in his name. He was adjudged man of the match.
Hafeez came out in support of Arshdeep
Meanwhile, Hafeez has supported India's young fast bowler Arshdeep Singh. Arshdeep had dropped the catch of Asif Ali in the 18th over in the match played against Pakistan in the Asia Cup-2022 on Sunday. India had to face defeat again in this match. After this Arshdeep came under the target of the people. He was criticized fiercely and many things were heard from him. After this many cricketers supported Arshdeep. Hafeez was also included in this. Hafeez tweeted, "I hope to all Indian fans, we make mistakes in sports because we are human beings. Don't shame anyone for these mistakes."