File photograph of Shahid Afridi.© AFP
Former Pakistan cricket crew Shahid Afridi has accepted that he tampered the Faisalabad pitch throughout a Test match towards England in 2005. Afridi, who was well-known for his big-hitting in addition to spin bowling, stated that he was pissed off with the pitch which led to the motion. He additionally added that ex-Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik knew and inspired him within the plan.
“The Test match was in Faisalabad. The ball was not turning, swinging, seaming. I used to be making use of my full drive and nothing was taking place. Then all of a sudden, a fuel cylinder exploded and everybody obtained distracted. I advised Malik (Shoaib Malik).’Mera dil chaah raha hai principal idhar patch bana du. Ball toh flip ho!(I wish to create a patch on this pitch so badly. I need the ball to show!),” Afridi said on a Samaa TV present.
“Malik replied, ‘Kar de. Koi nai dekh raha’ (Do it, nobody is watching). So I did that. And then, what occurred is historical past. That incident and the ball-biting one – once I look again at these, I realise it was a mistake.”
The Test match Afridi referred to was the second sport of a three-match sequence between Pakistan and England in 2005. Pakistan gained the opening Test match in Multan by 22 runs whereas the second match in Faisalabad led to a draw. The hosts gained the third Test in Lahore by an innings and 100 runs to clinch the sequence 2-0.
Afridi as soon as held the document of the quickest ton in ODI cricket. He is named a vibrant character on the cricket discipline.
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