No one can accuse me of selling my country, says Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi to take legal action against former Pakistan cricket Javed Miandad after he was accused of match-fixing.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 11, 2016 7:07 pm
Shahid Afridi, Afridi, Shahid Afridi vs Javed Miandad, Javed Miandad, Miandad vs Afridi, Shahid Afridi twitter, Pakistan cricket, Cricket news, Cricket Shahid Afridi has made 398 appearances in ODIs scoring 8064 runs at an average of 23.57. (Source: File)

Pakistan cricket Shahid Afridi took to twitter to show his discomfort after Javed Miandad leveled allegations of match-fixing against the former T20I captain.  Afridi felt that Miandad crossed a line and expressed his displeasure over the controversial comments in a series of tweets.

“Javed Bhai has pardoned me? Thanks, But has he withdrawn his allegations, what has he got to say to that?”, asked Afridi who considers Miandad as his elder brother. He also said that his  allegations caused pain and grief to him and his family.

The flamboyant all-rounder made it clear in his tweet that if Miandad denies to take his words back, he will have to take a legal action against the former cricketer, who was a part of the 1992 World Cup winning eleven.

“Nothing matters more to me than playing for my country with pride, no one can accuse me of selling my country,” added the right-handed batsmen.

Afridi, who stepped down from the captaincy after the World T20 debacle in India, is yet to announce his retirement from the game’s shortest format.

Afridi has made 98 T20I appearances and is the leading wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game with 97 scalps and with 1405 runs at an average of 18.

However, the veteran added that he will never lose regard of Miandad, who has been his mentor.