Wasim Akram steps in to resolve Afridi-Miandad tussle
KARACHI: Former captain and ‘Swing ka Sultan’ Wasim Akram has stepped in to play the role of a mediator between the two former captains Shahid Afridi and Javed Miandad. Afridi and Miandad got involved in an ugly war of words on Sunday, when Afridi said that Miandad was always talking about money. In response, Miandad accused Afridi of being involved in match fixing.
But on Tuesday, Wasim Akram stepped in and spoke to Shahid Afridi in an attempt to defuse the tension after Afridi’s intention to initiate legal action against Miandad. “I spoke to Afridi and told him to let it go, Miandad is a senior and he should not drag the issue further in public like this,” Wasim told Geo News.
Wasim said that he was yet to speak with Miandad but added that he was ready to play his role to defuse the tension between the two former captains. “One is like my teacher and another is like my student. So, I will do whatever I can to defuse the matter,” the former captain said.
“They (Shahid and Miandad) mean a lot to me and Pakistan and it is sad to see whatever is happening between them, I hope it is over soon and I am ready to play my role,” he added. Earlier today Wasim Akram had called for a quick resolution of the ongoing spat between the two cricketers, tweeting that he wanted to see an end to the unwanted chaos caused by the quarrel.
Courtesy: Geo News.