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India and Pakistan played the horns in an exciting Super 4 match of the 2022 Asia Cup at the Dubai International Stadium on September 4. Although it was a heart-pounding match in which Babar Azam’s team defeated Men In Blue by five wickets, former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi shared an interesting anecdote when he confirmed that his daughter was ‘wavering the Indian flag’.

In a speech on Samaa TV, the former Pakistani captain revealed that there was a shortage of Pakistani flags at the venue, so his daughter waved the tricolor during the match. “My wife told me that there were barely 10% Pakistani fans in the stadium and the rest Indian fans. Pakistani flags were not available there so my youngest daughter waved the Indian flag. I received the video but I was not sure if to share it online or not,” he said. He said with a laugh that he had received videos of his daughter waving the Indian flag, but he did not post them on social media.

Afridi’s claim surprised cricket fans from both sides of the border. One Pakistani fan wrote: Wow, what a logic behind it. It means you play for Pakistan all your life and your kids don’t know what flag they’re waving. That to the flag of Endian. Shame on you @SAfridiOfficial. This shows your upbringing and how loyal you are to Pakistan.” Another user said: “Think this shows the innocence of the younger generation. The rivalry has become beyond ridiculous. This is exactly what it takes for the two countries to be together. Pakistan took the first step … well done them.” Also read: Delhi police mock the ugly clash of Shadab Khan-Asif Ali and Pakistanis absolutely didn’t like the joke

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In their first Super 4 match against Pakistan in the 2022 Asian Cup, India lost by five wickets in a close match. Virat Kohli’s brilliant 60-run innings were in vain as the Men in Blue failed to defend the 182 run goal.

Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first. First batter was the Rahul-Rohit show in Dubai. The Indian team raced away to 62 after the first six overs. Powered by the former captain’s 60, India finished with 181. Chasing 182, Ravi Bishnoi sent Babar Azam cheaply and Pakistan scored 44 points in the Powerplay.

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