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Sometimes, Shahid Afridi’s gung-ho aggression with the bat fails to come off and he is removed for a very low total.
However, in two games during this tournament, he was on fire and delivered his country vital victories against rivals India and then again just two days later against Bangladesh.
In their game with India, Pakistan were chasing a modest total of 246 to win but had struggled enormously to find themselves 200-5 when Afridi strode to the crease.
He went on to score 34 not out from 18 balls to almost single-handedly blitz Pakistan to their target, despite very little support coming from the tail-enders who were with him.
Two days later against Bangladesh, Afridi did something even more special, as Pakistan chased 327 to win a tight game.
They needed over 100 runs when he came in to bat but what followed was a demolition, as he hammered 59 from just 25 balls to swing the balance back in favour of Pakistan.
They went on to win by three wickets and while Afridi was not around to see the game through, his contribution was vital.
His aggression and form bodes well for Pakistan, who are hoping he can keep this good play up and take them far in the ICC World Twenty20.