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Junaid, Irfan ‘outclassed’ world’s best batters India, says Misbah

Islamabad, Jan. 9 (ANI): Pakistan one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq has credited left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan and Mohammad Irfan for the 2-1 series victory over India, the team’s first win in India in seven years.

Irfan and Khan combined for 11 wickets in the series and destroyed the top order batting lineup in all the three matches. Khan claimed the key wicket of Virat Kohli for 0, 6 and 7 in all the three matches which severely jolted the Indian middle order, reports The Dawn.

Misbah was quoted, as saying that the way Irfan and Khan have performed, it shows they have a bright future. He said they proved against the world’s best batting lineup and outclassed them for a huge win.

Meanwhile, Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez expressed hopes that Pakistan’s performance in India will open doors of reviving international cricket in Pakistan.

No foreign team has toured Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka team bus at Lahore in 2009 and Pakistan has played its “home” series mainly in the United Arab Emirates. (ANI)