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‘Kar de bhai, Koi nai dekh raha’, Shahid Afridi says Shoaib Malik pushed him to tamper with pitch after ‘cylinder explosion’ in 2005

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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was identified for his harmful batting and all-round skills throughout his taking part in days. He burst onto the scene with a 37-ball 100 vs Sri Lanka in 1996. Afridi was identified for his bowling abilities as properly, the leg-spin making him the Man of the Match in 2007 T20 World Cup. He has to his identify 395 ODI wckets and 98 T20I wickets to his identify as properly. Afridi, other than his cricketing abilities, was and can be identified for his controversies. He as soon as tampered with the ball, sledged Sachin Tendulkar on the pitch and has made controversial remarks on Indian state Kashmir.

Many followers nonetheless bear in mind his 2005 pitch tampering episode which ultimately led to a ban of 1 Take a look at and a pair of ODIs respectively. In a latest TV interview, Afridi admitted to the offence and stated that it was his teammate Shoaib Malik who had pushed him to commit the cricketing crime. It was dedicated throughout a Take a look at vs England in Faisalabad. 

“It was an excellent collection. That Take a look at was in Faislabad. Imagine me, it was a Take a look at and the ball was neither turning, nor it was getting any swing or seam. It was getting fairly boring. I used to be making use of my full power and nothing was occurring. Then out of the blue, a fuel cylinder exploded and eveyone bought distracted. I informed Malik, ‘Mera dil chaah raha hai essential idhar patch bana du. Ball toh flip ho!’ (I need to create a patch on this pitch so badly. I need the ball to show!),” Afridi stated on Samaa TV.

“Shoaib Malik replied, ‘Kar de. Koi nai dekh raha’ (Do it, nobody is watching). So I did that! After which, what occurred is historical past. After I look again at it, you do realise it was a mistake,” Afridi additional stated whereas having a chuckle on the incident. 

To date, Malik has made feedback on the identical.

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