Even though Pakistan defeated Shakib Al Hasan’s Bangladesh on Sunday to surprisingly go to the T20 World Cup semifinals, veteran Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi issued a stern warning to Babar Azam after the enthralling match between the two Asian teams. In their last Super 12 match, the Netherlands shocked South Africa, reviving the Babar-led team’s World Cup hopes.

Pakistan defeated Bangladesh in a low-scoring match at the Adelaide Oval to advance as the last team into the T20 World Cup semifinals. Pakistan successfully chased down the meager goal set by the Shakib-led team at the Oval, scoring 127-8 in 20 overs while losing five wickets in the process. Afridi advised Babar to rearrange the Green Army’s top order in light of Pakistan’s spectacular victory against Bangladesh in the simulated quarterfinals.

“@babarazam258 With batsmen like Haris and Shahdab who are making it plain what they’re after, we need firepower at the top. Please take into account Haris beginning with Riz and you down one, then your next best hitter. In his tweet, Afridi advised being “strict on winning the game and flexible on a balanced batting lineup.

Afridi, who guided Pakistan to victory in the 2009 T20 World Cup, also praised bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi. Afridi, a speed ace who led the Green Army’s bowling assault against Bangladesh, was chosen by the former world champions as their go-to bowler. Yup, cheez! Well done, lads. I’m interested to see how Haris fits into the mix. Shaheen’s bowling inning, as well as the full inning, was the best in today’s game. All of Pakistan, Mubarak,” tweeted Afridi.

Afridi, a quick bowler, took four wickets and gave up 22 runs in four overs. Mohammad Haris (31) and Shan Masood (24) scored runs quickly to secure Pakistan’s 5-wicket victory against Bangladesh in the fictitious quarterfinal. Shaheen, a pacer, won Player of the Match for his outstanding bowling performance.