New Delhi| Jagran Sports Desk: Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi, who locked horns with several cricketers especially Indian cricketers including Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh and Virendra Sehwag during his cricketing career, made a bold statement that Pakistan has beaten India so many times and so badly that men in blue were used to seek forgiveness from his team. 

During am interview, Shahid Afridi said he has always enjoyed playing against India. "Unhe to theek-thaak mara hai humne. Itna mara hai unhe ki match ke baad maafiyan mangi hai unhone. (Pakistan has thrashed India a lot. Infact, they were used to ask for mercy and forgiveness after the match)," said Boom Boom.

He further said that playing against India and Australia has always been good as there is more pressure of winning. "Performing on their soil and beating them is the big thing,” Afridi said.

Although, the stats favour Pakistan as they have win more ODI matches (73-55) against India. Off the total, most wins for Pakistan came in the 1980s. But Afridi forgot that it's a gentalmen's game and making such statements may harm the glory of the game.

It was not the first time that Shahid Afridi gave controversial statements. Earlier, Afridi had said that Pakistan has a force of 7 lakh soldiers backed by 20 crore people and is ready to take on any one, pointing out India without naming.

After which, former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir called him a 16-year-old guy and a joker.

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh had also regretted after he appeal for donation for Afridi foundation, after Afridi made anti-India and remarks against Indian Prime Minister. Harbhajan Singh, who holds a DGP level rank in Punjab Police, had asserted that if needed he will pick up gun to protect India. 

Shahid Afridi career stats:      

The right-hand batsman scored 1524 runs in 67 international one days and 709 runs on 8 Tests played against India. 

Posted By: Gaurav Sharma