Words were exchanged between the duo during a HBL PSL 6 clash
Lahore Qalandars’ pacer Shaheen Afridi has issued a statement after his verbal spat with Quetta Gladiators’ skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed during Tuesday’s HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six clash.
Words were exchanged between Sarfaraz and Shaheen after the pacer hit the Quetta skipper on his helmet with a bouncer, during the first innings.
“Saifi [Sarfaraz] bhai is the pride of all of us. He was and will always remain a captain for me. Whatever happened in the game that day was heat of the moment. I should have stayed quiet in respect of him. I have always respected my seniors and pray and wish the best for Sarfaraz Ahmed bhai,” Shaheen tweeted from his official Twitter account.
Saifi bhai is the pride of all of us. He was and will always remain a captain for me. Whatever happened in the game that day was heat of the moment. I should have stayed quiet in respect of him. I have always respected my seniors and pray and wish the best for @SarfarazA_54 bhai. pic.twitter.com/sbwMj1Owyw— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) June 17, 2021
Later, Sarfaraz also tweeted that all was well between the two cricketers.
It’s all good bro.— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) June 17, 2021
Whatever happened in the field it should stay in the field.
You are the star of Pakistan too.
May Allah give you more success in life. You are little brother to me .All is well 😍🙌 https://t.co/zmRY2a72Em
The match referee had reprimanded Sarfaraz and Shaheen Afridi after the match and the duo were also advised to adopt a more cautious approach in future games as well.
According to sources in the Gladiators’ camp, Sarfaraz had urged Shaheen to ask about his well-being, after being hit on the helmet, which didn’t go down well with the pacer and he also asked fellow pacer Haris Rauf to bowl bouncers at the Quetta captain.
Meanwhile, sources in the Qalandars’ camp stated that Sarfaraz had demanded an apology from Shaheen which was refused by the latter and consequently made the Gladiators’ skipper angry.