Afridi makes startling claim about Indian team asking for forgiveness from Pakistan
Former Pakistani cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has made a startling claim that Indian cricketers have asked for forgiveness from the men in green on multiple occasions after losing the cricket match to Pakistani players.
Afridi in an interview with Cric Cast on YouTube, said that he has always enjoyed playing against the arch rivals and on some occasions in which Pakistan dominated, the neighbours extended an apology.
"I have always enjoyed playing against India. I believe we’ve beaten them so much that they used to ask us for forgiveness after the match," Afridi said.
"I have enjoyed a lot playing against India and Australia, you have more pressure. They are big teams."
The former cricketer's comment is likely to stir a reaction on the other side of the border.
It is worthy to mention that in the Test format, Pakistan won 12 from 59 matches against India while the men ...
Former Pakistan coach Grant apologizes Younis Khan on knife-related statement
Former Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower has apologized ex-cricketer Younis Khan on his statement.
According to sources, Flower sent a message to Younis regarding his statement that he held a knife to his throat after disliking advice related to his batting.
“Didn’t know that the question asked in the interview would be lifted so much. I respect Younis and Pakistan,” said Flower.
It must be noted that former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur also confirmed a heated moment between them in Brisbane in 2016.
Former Zimbabwean cricketer served as batting coach of Pakistan men’s team from 2014-19. He is currently the batting coach of Sri Lanka men’s team.
SL police drops probe into 2011 World Cup final
Sri Lankan police on Friday dropped a criminal investigation into the 2011 cricket World Cup final, saying they found no evidence of match-fixing by players to let their Indian opponents win.
Former chief selector Aravinda de Silva, and the team’s skipper Kumar Sangakkara and opening batsman Upul Tharanga were questioned this week over suspicions that have dogged the match for years.
“We are satisfied with their explanation,” a top police official said. “The inquiry is now closed. They had reasonable explanations about the changes that were made to the final squad.We found no evidence of any wrongdoing.”
Sri Lanka made four changes to the team that lost to India at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
The sudden decision to end the investigation came after the 2011 team’s vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene went to the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) office to give a statement.
“We will give our maximum cooperation,” Jayawardene told ...