The ongoing war of words between flamboyant Pakistani all rounder Shahid Afridi and former captain Javed Miandad has escalated after the latter questioned Afridi’s integrity of playing the game. Recently when Pakistan’s squad was named for the T20I series against West Indies in UAE (Pakistan winning 3-0), there was no mention of Shahid Afridi. It was thought that the PCB would give Afridi one final game as a means of bidding him a farewell from international cricket.
However, the outspoken star was ignored and that prompted Miandad to say that Afridi just wanted a farewell for the sake of money. That definitely didn’t go down well with Boom Boom Afridi, as he said that “Miandad always had issues with money.” “Money has always been an issue for Javed Miandad,” said Afridi.
“It doesn’t suit a legendary cricketer like Miandad to pass such irresponsible comments,” Afridi further said. “I will meet PCB executive committee’s chairman Najam Sethi and talk to him about what the board wants to do regarding the farewell game,” the all rounder said back in a press meet.
Reacting sharply to Afridi’s views, Miandad, in his telephonic conversation with a Pakistani channel, blazed against the former. Miandad went on to allege that Afridi was a “fixer, who sold games against Pakistan.”
Miandad just didn’t stop there; as he went on to say that he had openly caught Afridi in the past, “fixing games against the team.” On ethical grounds, Miandad went on to say that if “Afridi had some shame left, he should openly admit his deeds.”