I am a cricketer, not a terrorist: Ajit Chandila

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In an exclusive interview to Zee Media, IPL spot-fixing tainted player Ajit Chandila talks about his life post the case, his family and the U-turn his life has taken.

Chandila said that he believed in the judiciary and he will definitely come out clean of all the charges levelled against him.

“I dreamt of becoming a good cricketer, and to an extent I achieved that. But, a tragedy struck and my dreams were shattered. People have seen my performance in last two seasons of the IPL. I am clean and I trust the judiciary,” Chandila said.

Reports that charges of MCOCA will be levelled against him also came as a shock. “My family and I are in a state of shock that such charges are being levelled against me, I am a cricketer not a terrorist.”

“My family has suffered a lot, and my brother was hospitalised the day I was arrested. But I have the support of my family. And soon, people will know the truth. I am innocent. I will make a comeback soon,” said Chandila on being asked about his family support.

“I have no clue about the spot fixing controversy. I have never been approached by anybody. I am absolutely unaware of this.”

On reports of his lavish lifestyle and change in attitude post IPL, he cleared, “IPL offers so much money that there is no need to do any wrong thing to earn money. As far as my lifestyle is concerned, everybody wants to wear good clothes, shades, etc. There is nothing wrong in wearing expensive things. So, if I had been spending on myself, it is my personal choice and nobody should be concerned about that.”

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