New Delhi: Pakistan cricket great Javed Miandad lambasted skipper Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik for the comments they made about playing in India during their Sunday press conference.
"We have always enjoyed playing in India and have been loved by Indian crowds more than crowds back home in Pakistan," Afridi had said.
Speaking to Aaj TV channel, Miandad said players making such remarks should be ashamed of themselves.
"These cricketers should be ashamed of themselves for saying such a thing. Shame on you," Miandad he said.
Senior player Shoiab Malik too had echoed Afridi's statement, saying that he had never been surrounded by security personnel during his numerous visits to India.
Miandad went on to say that such comments from Pakistani players were not just shocking, but also hurtful.
"What have the Indians given us? Speak the truth even while in India. For the last five years what have they given us or done with Pakistan cricket. Having served Pakistan cricket for so many years I am shocked and hurt to hear such comments from our players," Miandad said.
The veteran of 124 Tests said the Pakistan cricket authorities must look into this matter and there should be a proper media classes for the players when they go abroad.
"The job of this team is to go and play well in India not make such unnecessary comments," he said.
Pakistan's former Test opener and chief coach Mohsin Khan also expressed his surprise over the comments from Afridi and Malik.
"They are senior players and should be careful while speaking to the media specially while touring India," Khan said.
(With PTI inputs)