While Afridi sulked in the dressing room, his skipper Mohd Hafeez make futile attempts to defend the allrounder in the press conference. “He is in bad form at the moment but he is a match winner.” The skipper was stumped when a Pakistani journalist asked him, “Can you define what your definition of match-winner is?”
Pak fans lose tooWhenever Pakistan have played at the Premadasa Stadium, they have enjoyed great support leading up to the semifinals. They even had the joy of seeing their fans overshadow the normally vociferous Indian supporters in the derby match. But on Thursday they, walked into an entirely transformed atmosphere against the home team.
The voices of support for the green brigade were drowned in the din created by the locals. Traffic moved at a snail’s pace as young Lankans took to the streets, shouting in support of their team.