Well, it seems like the book of Shahid Afridi is revealing quite a few dark secrets of the Pakistan cricket team, which went unnoticed over the years. After revealing his real age and his ball-tampering incident, Shahid Afridi made remarks on his senior players, who treated him harshly. Meanwhile, Shoaib Akhtar gives his support to Afridi.
Shahid Afridi, in his book, quoted that he was mistreated by the senior cricketers in the team. Further, he went on to reveal that Javed Miandad has made him sit out of the net sessions during the Test match against Indian National Cricket Team in 1999.
Afridi also quoted that Miandad asked him to praise in the press conferences, which made him lose respect on the legendary figure of Pakistan. The news revolved across the media in recent times, now, Shoaib Akhtar added fuel to it by revealing a few more interesting experiences.
I witnessed with my own eyes – Shoaib Akhtar
Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has backed the claims made by his ex-teammate Shahid Afridi in his latest autobiography titled ‘Game Changer’. Akhtar quoted that he has witnessed Afridi taking the harsh treatment from the senior players in the side.
“I think Shahid Afridi has written less in his book about the harsh treatment he received from senior players during his playing days. I witnessed some of it with my own eyes and totally agree with him,” The Express Tribune quoted Shoaib Akhtar as saying while speaking during a show on a local sports channel.
They asked us to forgive –
Further, Akhtar went on to reveal saying that Ten of those experienced cricketers have asked them to forgive before leaving to Umrah. Akhtar reveals that Afridi wrote very less in his book regarding such incidents.
“Later down the years, ten of these senior players asked us for forgiveness, before leaving for Umrah, for the way they treated us,” Shoaib Akhtar said.
Shoaib Akhtar also quoted that there were four senior players in the side, who tried to hit him with the bat. However, Akhtar managed to escape from it.
”Once during a tour of Australia, four players approached with the intention of hitting me with a bat,” said the 43-year-old.
Well, it seems like there are quite a few stories in the dressing room, which never came out to the public. All in all, Afridi’s book is making waves in India and Pakistan, where the publications have been released.