Pak has ‘hunger’ to defend T20 title: Afridi

Karachi, Apr.16 (ANI): Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi is hopeful of defending the World T20 title, and believes that his squad has the hunger to lift the coveted title for the second consecutive time.

Afridi said players have developed a great bonding among them in the ongoing preparatory camp in Lahore, and they are eager to do well.

“ Its all bout team spirit and the hunger to win. The good thing is that we have both of those ingredients which is why I’ am confident about our title chances,” Afridi said while interacting with media persons on the sidelines of the ICC World T20 Championship trophy unveiling ceremony.

Afridi, however, pointed out that being the defending champions Pakistan would be under pressure during the Championship starting April 30 in West Indies.

“ Obviously there will be pressure for us because we are the champions and everybody here expects us to win the title again.But I think it would also be a great source of confidence. The boys know that they won the title just nine months back and are good enough to do it again,” The News quoted Afridi, as saying.

When asked whether the pressure of captaincy would affect his performance on the field, Afridi said he believes the added responsibility would make him give his best.

.“I personally think this new responsibility will make me give an even better performance in the West Indies,” he said. (ANI)