Stung by unwarranted criticism and controversy, Afridi yesterday gave a fitting reply with a brilliant all-round show as he blasted 49 off 19 balls and also took two for 27 in his four overs to help Pakistan avenge their Asia Cup loss to Bangladesh by notching up a 55-run win and start their World T20 campaign on a positive note.

Pakistan's next WT20 match is against India on Saturday here, a venue where the visitors have never lost to the home team before.
     
"I don't want to talk about the past, I don't live in past. I think we should learn from our mistakes. We have done well against these guys and India have been playing good cricket, even with the last loss. We won this match and everyone is feeling good after this win," said Afridi at the post match press conference.
     
Afridi said he would look to lead by example in the ongoing tournament.

"My performances always play a key role, and I was really hungry to perform. For the last few series I didn't play well. But I was focused on my performance because I know how important it is for me and my country," he said.

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