Intikhab is a hypocrite, fumes Afridi
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has launched a scathing counter-attack on team manager Intikhab Alam terming him a hypocrite.Updated: Jun 02, 2011 00:31 IST
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has launched a scathing counter-attack on team manager Intikhab Alam terming him a hypocrite.
Afridi made no bones about the fact that Intikhab has been giving different versions to different people.
“I don’t know what he has written but Intikhab should be honest enough to say all those things he has told me about Waqar. He tells me something, agrees with me on certain issues and then says something else to the board. It is very unfortunate,” Afridi has been reportedly quoted as saying by some of the leading news channels of the country.
Referring to the report that Intikhab sent to PCB on the Waqar-Afridi spat, the former skipper said that he would want to have a look at the report.
“I don’t know what report they are talking about on the basis of which they say they stripped me off captaincy. My question is that, if I had committed indiscipline, why was I then picked as a player for the Ireland series,” he asked.
Afridi has also appealed to Pakistan’s president Asif Ali Zardari for help on Wednesday after his central contract was suspended.
“I have appealed to the president to intervene urgently, also deal with other issues and save the game from getting into more crises,” Afridi said by telephone from Southampton.
It's ok: Butt
A defiant Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt said he is not affected by Afridi’s decision to quit the game till the time he is in-charge of the PCB and insisted that the temperamental player will have to explain his shock retirement.
“(Do it immediately) Sau Bismillah to him if he does not want to play under my Chairmanship,” Butt told the media when asked to comment on Afridi’s remarks that he would not play under the present cricket set-up.
Afridi has admitted breaching its code of conduct, an official said Wednesday.
“Yes, we have received his reply to the show cause notice in which he has accepted that he violated the code of
conduct he signed with the Board,” Sarwar said.
“The next course of action will be decided soon.”
First Published: Jun 02, 2011 00:29 IST