LAHORE: Stepping into the war of words between Pakistan’s former al-rounder Shahid Afridi and legendary cricketer Javed Miandad, former captain Wasim Akram Tuesday called upon authorities to sort out the chaos, Samaa reported.
“Javed Bhai & Shahid mean a lot to me & to Pakistan. It’s really sad to see what’s happening between them. InshAllah it will be over soon,” he hoped.
The dispute arose from Afridi’s remarks when he spoke out against Miandad, saying that the latter’s issue has always been money.
Speaking at a ceremony here, Afridi said that there is a huge difference between Imran Khan and Javed Miandad.
He was responding to a question about Miandad’s comments on his alleged attempts to get farewell match. Afridi said Miandad should not have made such remarks.
Miandad reacted strongly, saying that he is ready to face Afridi. He hit Afridi back with match-fixing allegations.
Later, Afridi announced to take legal action.
Former Test cricketer Amir Sohail sided Miandad, severely criticising Afridi over “below the belt remarks.”
PTI Chairman and former Pakistan captain Imran Khan also expressed concern over ongoing war of words.
“It is unfortunate to hear what has happened between the two. Miandad was a man of crisis during our playing days and Shahid Afridi too has great fan following,” Khan said.