Former Pakistan captain and legendary batsman Younus Khan has said that his former colleague and Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar spoke bitter truth and he fully stand with him.
Younus Khan took to his official Twitter handle to show his support for Akhtar and tweeted, “What a befitting and bitter truth spoken by Shoaib Akhtar! It takes a backbone to be simply uncompromisingly forthright. Time for Pakistan Cricket Board to honestly evaluate his remarks for the betterment of Pakistan cricket and its players. I stand by with Shoaib Akhtar”.
After Pakistan Cricket Board imposed three year ban on Umar Akmal, Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar launched a verbal attack against the Pakistan Cricket Board and its legal team in the aftermath of the three-year ban given to batsman Umar Akmal.
“The board has given cover to saved and rehabilitated match-fixers, which has developed this mindset that ‘okay I will serve my six-month or two years ban but will be back again like Sharjeel Khan’,” Akhtar had said in a video on his YouTube channel as he pushed for formalised laws against corruption in cricket.
Akhtar also criticised PCB’s legal advisor Tafazzul Rizvi, whom he described as an “inept person” for being hard on Akmal but not being able to “read a basic contract”.
However, following this, Rizvi filed a criminal and defamation suit against Akhtar.