Shahid Afridi returned to form with both bat abd ball during T20 World Cup match against Bangladesh. Photo Courtesy: Amul's Twitter account
Shahid Afridi returned to form with both bat abd ball during T20 World Cup match against Bangladesh. Photo Courtesy: Amul’s Twitter account

Shahid Afridi helped Pakistan pull off a 55-run win against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup 2016 n their opening match of the tournament. Afridi scored a 19-ball 49 and finished with figures of 2 for 27 with the ball to ensure that his team got off to a winning start in the tournament. Amul, who always come up with a another brilliant drawing, marking the return to form of the Pakistan skipper. Afridi had to take a lot of criticism for his comments stating that Pakistan are more loved in India than their own country. But the more worrying part was the fact that Afridi was not in particularly in good form leading up to the tournament. Full Cricket Scorecard: Pakistan vs Bangladesh,14th T20 Match, Super 10 Group 2, ICC T20 World Cup 2016

Bangladesh had beaten Pakistan in the Asia Cup T20 2016 by five wickets, which eliminated Pakistan from the tournament. Through this win in the World T20, Pakistan have not only avenged their loss, but have also signaled to their opponents that they mean business and cannot be taken lightly. Pakistan will take on India in their next match. India lost their opening match against New Zealand and will feel the pressure going into the game against Pakistan. Pakistan have never beaten India in a World Cup even. This match will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, where Pakistan have never lost to Pakistan. READ: Pakistan annihilate Bangladesh by 55 runs in T20 World Cup match at Kolkata

Afridi’s knock not only won Pakistan the match, but also silenced his critics. He would however want to script history by helping Pakistan beat India at Kolkata. A win for Pakistan in the match will take them one step closer to the semi-final of the tournament.