Lanka Premier League

Naveen-ul-Haq gave reply to Shahid Afridi under his tweet

Veteran all-rounder and Galle Gladiators captain Shahid Afridi was not amused with Kandy Tuskers’ Naveen-ul-Haq after the rookie pacer had a heated exchange with left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir during the sixth match of the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) on Monday.

Naveen allegedly hurled Amir after the end of the 18th over of Gladiators’ innings, which didn’t go down well with the Pakistani pacer. The duo had to be separated by their team member as they kept on arguing after Tuskers won the match by 25 runs.

Munaf Patel along with others on the field, the players tried to show their sportsmanship stopping him to indulge in the incident but nothing worked out in front of the aggressive Afghani lad.

After the match when players were exchanging handshakes, Afridi was seen smiling until he saw Naveen and confronted the Afghan pacer over his behaviour with Amir.

Afridi erupts in anger on Afghanistan pacer who had a heated exchange with Mohammad Amir.

In the video going viral on social media, Afridi can be seen starring at him and asking something to him angrily.

Former Pakistan cricket captain and Galle Gladiators skipper Shahid Afridi on Tuesday disclosed what advice he gave 21-year-old Afghanistan cricketer Naveen-ul Haq. 

Taking to Twitter, Afridi revealed he told Naveen to “play the game and don’t indulge in abusve talk”.

“My advice to the young player was simple, play the game and don’t indulge in abusve talk. I have friends in Afghanistan team and we have very cordial relations. Respect for teammates and opponents is the basic spirit of the game,” Afridi revealed on Twitter.

After Afridi’s tweet, Afghani Lad replied under Afridi’s tweet. His tweet revealed “Always ready to take advice and give respect.”

“Always ready to take advice and give respect,Cricket is a gentleman’s game but if someone says you all are under our feet and will stay their then he is not only talking about me but also talking abt my ppl,” Naveen replied under Afridi’s tweet.

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir threw his weight behind Afridi, telling him he was right.


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