Andy Flower bats for Shahid Afridi, slams his `misleading` reputation in media

Afridi is a completely different person from how he was portrayed in the media, said Flower.

Updated: Feb 11, 2016, 10:55 AM IST
Andy Flower bats for Shahid Afridi, slams his `misleading` reputation in media

New Delhi: Former Zimbabwe skipper Andy Flower hailed Pakistan's T20 skipper Shahid Afridi as an excellent leader and feels that the veteran cricketers's reputation in the media is 'misleading'.

The Pakistan all-rounder was recently involved in a verbal spat with a journalist during a press conference in Lahore, where he labelled a question asked to him as 'pathetic'.

The incident triggered a protest by the media outside the dressing room demanding an apology from the 35-year-old.

However, Flower, who is currently coaching Afridi-led Pakistan Super League franchise (PSL), Peshawar Zalmi, insisted that he knows the cricketer fairly well and that newspaper reports could be misleading, the Dawn reported.

Flower also added that Afridi was a completely different person from how he was portrayed in the media.