Veteran all-rounder, Shahid Afridi, took to social media to clarify what he mentioned to Afghanistan participant, Naveen-ul-Haq, in a fiery match within the Lanka Premier League.
Afridi mentioned that his recommendation to the teenager was to play with respect and don’t hurl abuses at different gamers.
The incident occurred within the match between Galle Gladiators and Kandy Tuskers in LPL on Monday. Pakistani pacer, Mohammad Amir, and Afghanistan teenager, Naveen-ul-Haq, went face to face in a high-octane match.
Throughout handshakes between the 2 groups after the match, Afridi got here out and lashed out on the Afghani participant.
Afridi took to Twitter to clarify his actions:
My advise to the younger participant was easy, play the sport and do not take pleasure in abusive speak. I’ve buddies in Afghanistan crew and now we have very cordial relations. Respect for teammates and opponents is the fundamental spirit of the sport. https://t.co/LlVzsfHDEQ
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) December 1, 2020
Mohammad Amir replied to Afridi’s tweet as properly:
sure lala u are 100% proper 😊 https://t.co/BDEBmAfYmk
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) December 1, 2020
After the tweet, it was anticipated that some sense would prevail, the gamers would relax and take the recommendation of the previous Pakistani captain, however sadly, the confrontation continued as Naveen-ul-Haq responded to the tweet.
At all times able to take recommendation and provides respect,Cricket is a gentleman’s sport but when somebody says you all are underneath our toes and can keep their then he isn’t solely speaking about me but in addition speaking abt my ppl. #give #respect #take #respect
— Naveen ul haq (@imnaveenulhaq) December 1, 2020
Pakistan and Afghanistan cricket groups have shared a tense rivalry over the previous few years, primarily because of the political tensions within the neighboring international locations. Beforehand, Afghanistan and Pakistan spectators additionally clashed throughout the match between the 2 groups within the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Lately the relations between the 2 international locations enhancing as Prime Minister Imran Khan met with the Afghanistan cricket crew and invited them to tour Pakistan.