KOLKATA: Pakistan great Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is now the coach of Afghanistan, was all praise for his team’s gritty performance against Sri Lanka during their narrow six-wicket loss in a World T20 match in Kolkata.
Afghanistan had rode on their skipper Asghar Stanikzai’s 62 to post a challenging 153/7 but it was Tillakaratne Dilshan who steered the defending champions home with an unbeaten 83 from 56 balls in their Group 1 Super 10 match on Thursday. “We needed experience especially when we’re taking on the world champions. But we gave them some tough time. We could have won but Sri Lanka were an experienced side and are the defending champions and handled the pressure well,” the Pakistani batting great said at the post match news conference.