Shaheen Afridi regrets spat with Sarfaraz Ahmed, issues apology in a tweet!
A heated spat between Lahore Qalandars pacer Shaheen Afridi and Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed during PSL 6 Tuesday’s match had generated mixed reactions from fans on Twitter.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the left-arm Lahore Qalandars pacer said: “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.”
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
It all started when the Quetta Gladiators’ skipper was hit on the helmet by a fiery delivery from Afridi. Rattled by the 147kmph hit, Sarfaraz did manage to score a run.
After facing the ball Sarfaraz said something to the left-arm pacer, who had turned his back to the former Pakistan skipper and was getting ready to bowl the next delivery.
In response, Afridi walked back towards the former skipper and said something.
Meanwhile, a few fielders of the Lahore Qalandars and an on-field umpire intervened.
Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was spotted attempting to help Sarfaraz to calm down.
The incident had left the cricket fans on social media divided.
Former captain ha tu kya matlab slow full toss balls karain k lo bhai six mat loo ajeeb— Hashim Siddque (@SiddqueHashim) June 15, 2021
Shaheen Shah must respect his elders… Sarfaraz is his first captain and misbehaving with him was untoward… have seen players like Zaheer Abbas, Asif Iqbal, Mushtaq Mohammad respecting Intikhab Alam so much….. #harhaalmayrespectelders— Shahid Hashmi (@hashmi_shahid) June 15, 2021
Shaheen Afridi doesn't deserve to play on international level. Guy is a jahil who got fame and money and now he's not able to handle that. Sarfraz Ahmed is the reason why pakistan has some respect in international cricket. Pak team was a joke when Misbah left.#SarfarazAhmed pic.twitter.com/Sp3zC43fTC— Maverick (@ChalDilMeray_) June 16, 2021
It's a competitive game, there nothing like senior junior in a competition, and that complete incident was initiated by #SarfarazAhmed himself, no sympathy votes for Sarfaraz, he did a wrong thing, I fully support #shaheenafridi #HBLPSL6#SarfarazAhmed pic.twitter.com/Pd7PFPbvzR— Faizan Rasul (@FaizanRasul11) June 16, 2021