Afridi, Miandad bury hatchet at mutual friend’s place

Karachi [Pakistan]: Former Pakistan skippers Javed Miandad and Shahid Afridi have ended their week-long spat, wherein they both levelled `money-centric` allegations against each other, by exchanging sweets at a mutual friend’s place in Karachi.

Confirming the news via a video message, Miandad admitted that his comments’ came in the heat of the moment and, therefore, he is now taking his words back.

“Afridi is like a younger brother. And I have already stated that everything is finish from my side. A lot of things happen in the heat of the moment. And I know that Afridi is still unhappy with a few things I said but I take all my words back,” Miandad was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune.

Accepting the apology, the former T20 skipper said that as the legendary batsman has taken back his words, he was ready to forget everything.

“I never wanted you to say sorry to me because you are elder to me. You have taken your words back and that is enough for me and all my fans. I am also sorry for all things that I said and that might have hurt you,” said the former T20 skipper.

A verbal altercation between the duo started when Miandad had claimed that Afridi was asking for a farewell match from the Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB) only for money.

Hitting back over the legendary batsman’s claims, Afridi had said that money has always been an issue for the former, which separated him from World Cup winning captain Imran Khan.

Afridi further went on to say that it doesn’t suit the legendary cricketer like Miandad to pass such kind of “irresponsible” comments.

The 59-year-old, who was the part of the 1992 World Cup winning eleven, then accused Afridi of match-fixing allegations.

He alleged that the former T20 skipper sold the country on the cricket pitch and that he had caught him red-handed during his coaching tenure some 15 years ago.

Following the controversial remark, Afridi had decided to take legal action against Miandad, but later scrapped his plan after getting assurances that the former coach would withdraw the match-fixing allegations against him.

The video and pictures released show the two sitting together closely and exchanging sweets. (ANI)