Reacting on the controversial remarks passed by Shahid Afridi, legendary batsman Javed Miandad levelled match fixing allegations against Afridi.
While talking to Samaa TV, Miandad alleged that Afridi fixed matches and sold Pakistan team. “The whole team had fixed matches,” he claimed.
“If I had any money related issues, I wouldn’t have left the team, but I did,” said Miandad.
Last month, Afridi had asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to give him a farewell match so that he could exit international arena in a befitting manner.
Afridi, who quit ODIs last year after the 2015 50-over World Cup, says he deserves a farewell match, and he has asked the PCB to provide him with that so that he can bid goodbye to his fans.
“A farewell match is my right,” the all-rounder said while talking to a private news channel.
It may be recalled that Pakistan were eliminated from this year’s World Twenty20 after losing to India, New Zealand and Australia in the preliminary stage of the event.
Consequently, there were talks, at that time, about this being Afridi’s last T20 campaign.
When a journalist recently asked Shahid Afridi about his fitness, he was met with a typical Afridi cross bat response: “Alhamdulillah, tum jaise dus bande main abhi bhi sambhaal sakta hoon (by the grace of God, I can still take on 10 guys like you).”
In the same interview, he had expressed his desire to represent Pakistan.
By some media accounts, Afridi was in talks with chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and was seeking a farewell game against the West Indies in the United Arab Emirates.