Shahid Afridi supports Shoaib Akhtar’s proposal, says ‘expected better’ from Kapil Dev
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: April 14, 2020 8:13:48 am


Shahid Afridi backed former teammate Shoaib Akhtar’s proposal for a three-match ODI collection towards India. (AP/File Photo)

Shahid Afridi on Monday backed former teammate Shoaib Akhtar’s proposal for a three-match ODI collection towards neighbours India and likewise expressed disappointment with Kapil Dev’s response to it. The Rawalpindi Express had urged each the nations to support each other within the time of world disaster, however his concept was not nicely obtained by the 1983 World Cup profitable captain.

According to PTI, Afridi was left shocked by the feedback of Kapil. “The complete world is preventing towards coronavirus and we want unity in our area to defeat this frequent enemy. Such adverse feedback don’t assist in any respect,” Afridi informed reporters in Kohat.

“I don’t see anything wrong with Shoaib Akhtar’s suggestion for Pakistan and India to play cricket. Kapil’s reaction has surprised me. I expected better from him and feel one should not talk like this in these crisis times.”

Afridi additionally talked about that the backlash towards Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh left him stumbled. The duo had earlier supported Afridi’s charity basis, which was additionally not nicely obtained by a bit of Indian followers.

“Sport is supposed to bring people together and build bridges. It is pretty disappointing.”

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The former Pakistani cricketer urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to order the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to revive departmental cricket within the nation to avoid wasting the livelihood of a whole lot of home gamers.

“I myself played for the departments and witnessed how departments really salvaged domestic cricket in Pakistan and helped it thrive decade after decade. Departments take good care of the players and spend lots of money on the development of domestic cricket, so how can departmental cricket hurt Pakistan cricket,” questioned Afridi.

He additionally questioned the PCB and the Pakistan group administration for making health of gamers an enormous challenge.

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