Former Pakistan player Imran Farhat took on Shahid Afridi for his autobiography
By Shruti - May 7, 2019 11:59 pm
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Former Pakistan player Shahid Afridi’s autobiography ‘Game Changer’ has grabbed the attention since it’s released. He has shared his views on many things, from Kashmir to the 2010 spot-fixing scandal or his real age revelation. However, this revelation didn’t go well with many players and former Pakistan international Imran Farhat was one of them. He took on Afridi strongly, alleging that he has been a “selfish player” who has ruined several careers.

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi has abused many former cricketers in his book including Javed Miandad, Waqar Younis and also ex-Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir. The book has also been written by journalist Wajahat S Khan. However, the 36-year-old Farhat shared in a series of tweets where he wrote that he was ashamed to learn that Afridi, who lied his age, is blaming some of the legendary cricketers.

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“I am utterly ashamed of what I have heard and read so far regarding this new book of Afridi, someone who has lied about his age for 20 odd years now decides to come clean and name and blame some of our living legends,” India Today quoted Farhat.

“I have a lot of stories to tell regarding this so-called saint we have had the pleasure of playing with. He sure is talented enough to become a politician,” he added.

Farhat played 40 Tests, 58 ODIs and seven T20Is for Pakistan between 2001 and 2013. He urged the cricketers to “speak up and tell the truth”, whoever Shahid Afridi had mentioned in his book.

“I have a fair few stories to tell and I urge all the players who have been named and shamed to speak up and tell the truth about this selfish player who has ruined plenty of careers for his own good,” the former cricketer added.

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Afridi is one of the famous players around the globe. He also led Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup but lost to India in the semi-final.