'Don't give into pressure, give the pressure': Meera has advice for Afridi and the boys

Published 15 Mar, 2016 04:15pm

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The actress gave a shout-out to the Pakistani cricket team ahead of their first match of the ICC World Twenty20 tomorrow

The actress gave a shout-out to the Pakistani cricket team ahead of their first match of the ICC World Twenty20 tomorrow
The actress gave a shout-out to the Pakistani cricket team ahead of their first match of the ICC World Twenty20 tomorrow

You know cricket fever is a go when the celebs are taking time out to give Afridi and the boys a shout-out.

And Meera had special advice for the Pakistani cricket team, which plays its first match of the ICC World Twenty20 against Bangladesh tomorrow.

The advice was "Don't give into pressure, give the pressure."

Speaking to the media at a press conference at her residence in Lahore, Meera gave the following message to the Pakistani cricket team:

"Please play very well. You're in India representing Pakistan and you have to return as winners. Don't give into the pressure, give the pressure. I hope you play well."

She went on to add that artists or sportsmen shouldn't feel pressurised. "You just can't perform in those conditions," she said. "We have a team of confident performers; it's one of the best in the world. I'm sure they'll play superbly."

She added that her whole family is rooting for the team:

"The Pakistani team has all my support. My whole family is praying that the team wins the match tomorrow."

When asked about Afridi's recent statement about receiving more appreciation in India, Meera said, "Maybe he wants more appreciation? But he should have been more balanced [in his statement.] Anyway, it's okay."

And of course, what's a shout-out without a personal plug-in?

"I invite the whole team to watch [my next film] Hotal upon their return to Pakistan and ask them to support Pakistani cinema."

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