Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has been offered the role of mentor for Pakistan Super League side Peshawar Zalmi which is led by Shahid Afridi for the second edition which will commence in February next year.
It is not long ago when both the cricketers have had their differences and had a verbal spat that did rounds on social media and news channels. However, with both the players having to settle the dispute, the franchise has offered the legendary cricketer the role of both mentor and coaching consultant, according to the reports.
A couple of weeks ago, Miandad has accused Shahid Afridi of match-fixing as he said: “These people are fixers.
“I tell Afridi to swear upon his children and say he has not thrown away Pakistan’s matches. I am a witness, I caught him myself,”
Shahid Afridi then threatened Miandad that he would send legal notices to him for the words the latter made on him as it has deeply tarnished his image and hurt his family. However, the duo has put their differences aside last Saturday when they appeared on television.
“Things are said in the heat of the moment and I also said some inappropriate things in the heat of the moment. I take them back,” Miandad said referring to his allegations that Afridi had fixed matches for money.
Shahid Afridi has also apologized to Miandad as he said that he always considered Miandad as an elder brother.
“What Javed Bhai said caused me and my family pain but I also understand now what I said about him was not warranted and would have hurt him and I say sorry to him for that,” Afridi said.
“I never wanted you to say sorry to me because you are elder to me. You have taken your words back and that is enough for me and all my fans,” he added.