1. Why Shahid Afridi lost his cool and slammed legendary cricketer Javed Miandad

Why Shahid Afridi lost his cool and slammed legendary cricketer Javed Miandad

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has taken a dig at Javed Miandad, saying that "money has always been an issue" for the latter. Seemingly tired of personal attacks from Miandad Afridi tweeted, "Javed Miandad is legend of cricket but he used very harsh words on TV for long time.

By: | Updated: October 9, 2016 11:40 PM
Afridi's statement came after reporters asked him what he had to say about Miandad's jibe that Afridi wanted a farewell game only for money. (AP) Afridi’s statement came after reporters asked him what he had to say about Miandad’s jibe that Afridi wanted a farewell game only for money. (AP)

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has taken a dig at Javed Miandad, saying that “money has always been an issue” for the latter. Seemingly tired of personal attacks from Miandad Afridi tweeted, “Javed Miandad is legend of cricket but he used very harsh words on TV for long time. He made personal attack on me for no reason.” “I tolerated for long time but every person has a limit, sad that Javed Miandad was making personal attacks for long time,” Afridi tweeted after making the money remark. “I regret what I said to a senior but of course I had to eventually react to his behaviour,” he said in a series of tweets after his comments.

Afridi has been a crucial figure in Pakistani cricket for the better part of last two decades. Often criticised for his overly aggressive style of batting, Afridi has in the past announced retirement and made comebacks on several occasions in the past. Afridi made his debut against Kenya in 1996, but came to his own in his 1st innings as a batsman against Sri Lanka, when he smashed a 37-ball 100, making the record for the fastest test century; a record he went on to hold for more than 15 years.

 

 

Afridi’s statement came after reporters asked him what he had to say about Miandad’s jibe that Afridi wanted a farewell game only for money. Afridi also told the reporters that it is not befitting such a senior and legendary cricketer to make “irresponsible comments”. Last month, Afridi had asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to give him a farewell match so that he can retire from international cricket properly. Afridi has now said that people love him and it doesn’t matter to him if he gets to play a farewell match or not.

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