Afridi 'ruined' careers for his own good: Farhat

Opener claimed that all-rounder used to blackmail Pakistan cricket board

Afridi 'ruined' careers for his own good: Farhat PHOTO: AFP

Former all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s book ‘Game Changer’ continues to be in the headlines as left-hand opener Imran Farhat has rejected Afridi’s claims in the book and has blamed the all-rounder for ruining other people’s career for his own selfish cause.

Farhat took to Twitter to express his outrage over Afridi’s book and claimed that the all-rounder was responsible for creating problems for everyone in the team, which is why then Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt wanted to drop him from the team.


That’s why Pakistan Cricket Board want to to get read of him when Ijaz Butt was chairman all team members complain about him

— Imran Farhat (@imranfarhat1982) May 6, 2019


Left-hand opener further added that Afridi used to blackmail the PCB with matters relating to sponsorship.

Pakistan Cricket Board ko blackmail sab say ziada is nain kiya hai apne sponsorship k zariye

— Imran Farhat (@imranfarhat1982) May 6, 2019


The 36-year-old also took a dig at Afridi’s age fudging and used it to support his argument regarding the all-rounder’s dishonesty.


I am utterly amashmed from what I have heard and read so far regarding this new book of Mr Afridi, someone who has lied about his age for 20 odd years now decides to come clean and name and blame some of our living legends

— Imran Farhat (@imranfarhat1982) May 6, 2019


Imran Farhat finally urged other cricketers, named in the book, to come forward and expose the all-rounder’s alleged selfish behaviour throughout his career.


I have a fair few stories to tell and I urge all the players who have been named and shamed to speak up and tell the truth about this selfish player who has ruined plenty of careers for his own good

— Imran Farhat (@imranfarhat1982) May 6, 2019



Farhat is the second cricketer to reject Afridi's claims in the book, after former cricketer Javed Miandad also dismissed all-rounder's allegations against him.