Accused for match-fixing, Shahid Afridi saddened by Javed Miandad's 'personal remarks'

Miandad's comments came in after Afridi took a subtle dig at him following the former's comments on the latter's farewell match.

Updated: Oct 10, 2016, 19:51 PM IST
Accused for match-fixing, Shahid Afridi saddened by Javed Miandad's 'personal remarks'

New Delhi: Former Pakistani cricketer, Javed Miandad has been making headlines – in both Pakistan and India – off late.

Earlier, the 59-year-old lashed out at PM Modi for on-going tensions between the two neighboring countries. He has now accused fellow cricketer Shahid Afridi for match-fixing, but the latter quickly responded to his senior's claims.

Miandad's comments came in after Afridi took a subtle dig at him following the former's comments on the latter's farewell match.

Afridi said, "Money has always been an issue with Javed Miandad. That's the difference between him and Imran Khan," according to a report on Geo TV.

Miandad, however, went a step further in accusing Afridi of being a match-fixer.

"I tell Afridi to swear upon his children and say he has not thrown away Pakistan's matches. I am a witness, I caught him myself," the former Pakistan coach was quoted by a Geo TV report.

Afridi, having represented Pakistan in 398 ODIs and 98 T20Is, has faced severe criticism during his long career for various reasons. However, this was the occasion when Afridi felt that Miandad has crossed a line and it was twitter where Afridi expressed his displeasure over the controversial comments made by his senior.

"Javed Miandad is legend of cricket but he used very harsh words on TV for long time. He made personal attack on me for no reason:, said Afridi

I tolerated for long time but every person has a limit, sad that Javed Miandad was making personal attacks for long time, he added.

"I regret what I said to a senior but of course I had to eventually react to his behaviour," Afridi expressed regret on targeting Miandad earlier.