I have forgiven Afridi over ‘hurtful’ statements: Javed Miandad


Lahore: Former captain Javed Miandad said on Tuesday he has forgiven Shahid Afridi despite the all-rounder’s remark that Miandad was “always talking about money”. The former cricketer said that Afridi’s remarks disappointed him deeply but he has forgiven him as he is senior and mentored Afridi for years.

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Miandad also wished former T20 captain with all the luck and prayers.On the other hand, Wasim Akram took to the Twitter and posted that its really hurting what is going on between two legends. He said that both players had contributed a lot for the cricket in Pakistan.

Akram also demanded an appropriate mediation to resolve the matter as soon as possible. Earlier, Shahid Afridi decided to send a legal notice to Javed Miandad over baseless match fixing allegations. The battle of words between both players turned into a judicial war as Afridi made up mind to take action against Miandad.

Further during a press conference in Karachi, a reporter asked Afridi that “Javed Miandad has said that you wanted farewell game only for money”. To this Afridi answered that “money has always been an issue for Javed Miandad”.

Later, Afridi took to social media and tweeted that he regrets what he said but Miandad made personal attacks on Afridi and he was tolerating for a long time. He said that it was compulsory for him to show reaction after Miandad‘s remarks on TV.

Furiously responding to Afridi’s statement, Miandad termed his junior as match fixer and said he sold entire Pakistani team for money. “If I had any money related issues, I wouldn’t have left the team, but I did,” said Miandad.  

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