Afridi wrote – In 1999, the practice of batting was not allowed before the Chennai Test.
Shoaib Akhtar said – Afridi wrote less in the book, he should have written more
Karachi Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi recently blamed his senior players for his behavior in the autobiography 'The Gamechanger'. He wrote that once senior players tried to hit the bat. After this there has been a controversy in Pakistan. In the meantime, former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar came in support of Afridi. He said – I am witness to all these. Afridi thanked Akhtar for his support.
During the visit to India in 1999, Miandad was Pakistan's coach
Afridi had written, "Former captain Javed Miandad did not allow him to practice batting before the Chennai Test during India's tour in 1999. Miandad was the coach of the team at that time."
Thank you Shoaibi! Followed in your footsteps and written a book Only trying to state facts See you soon! https://t.co/BurdJraGKE
– Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 9, 2019
Akhtar said in a TV show, "I think Afridi has written a lot in his book about bad behavior, he should have written more. I have seen the bad behavior of senior players with my eyes."
The 43-year-old Akhtar claimed that 10 players have apologized to both of us for their bad behavior later. He said, "Once upon a tour of Australia four players had come to him with intent to kill."
On the other hand, former Test spinner Nadeem Khan also supported Afridi. He said, "Whatever Afridi has written is correct, I was his roommate on that tour, I was feeling that Miandad has done a psychological trick with him to inspire Afridi for the test."