T20 World Cup 2021: Mohammad Hafeez says win over India boosted Pakistan’s confidence

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Pakistan cricket team are having a memorable outing in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021. They have won all of their first four matches which makes the Babar Azam-led side among the top contenders to lift the trophy.

They started their campaign by breaking India’s World Cup winning streak over them. Pakistan beat their arch-rivals with 10 wickets and then New Zealand in the next match to continue their winning run.

Pakistan’s veteran cricketer Mohammad Hafeez at a virtual press conference facilitated by the ICC, said the win against India boosted their confidence going ahead in the tournament. “In any tournament when you win the first match, it gives you confidence so when we beat India it lifted our confidence hugely. 

“I have been part of many World Cup matches against India and after all those defeats we had to bear the consequences but we always used to have strong comebacks. This time we won and it was great to be part of that team that beat India,” he said ahead of the match against Scotland.

Pakistan are currently sitting at the top of the points table and Hafeez is hopeful of remaining unbeaten in the Super 12 with a win over Scotland. “We’re really happy and proud as a team. So far we’ve taken on this challenge and performed up to the expectations and we’ll try our best to maintain the momentum,” Hafeez told reporters.

“We’re looking forward to the game against Scotland. We want to execute our skills with a lot of confidence because at the moment everyone is confident and playing good cricket. We want to continue.”