Legendary batsman Javed Miandad has apologised for making serious claims against Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Earlier this month, Miandad in a YouTube video, lashed out at Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s patron-in-chief for ruining cricket by appointing clueless officials at high-ranking positions in the board.
“All officials in the PCB do not know the ABC of the sport. I will talk to Imran Khan personally about the sad state of affairs. I will not leave anyone that is not right for our country. You have brought a person [Wasim Khan] from abroad, if he steals from us how will you even catch him? Has everyone in Pakistan passed away that you needed someone from the outside? I want the people of Pakistan to rise. You should start thinking about the people you have kept in the PCB before it’s too late,” said Miandad.
Javed Miandad had said that incompetent people were appointed at Pakistan Cricket board (PCB).
“People from around the world have disliked it. I also served as a captain but I feel disappointed as Sarfraz Ahmad should have been given due respect,” former cricket legend had said.
However, the former cricketer has now expressed regret over his remarks while speaking on a local morning show.
“If I have offended anyone, I apologise for my words, especially to the prime minister because I was angry about Pakistan’s performance in the first Test against England,” he said.
“I have full respect for the prime minister and Pakistan cricket fans all over the world.”
He had asked PCB and team management to send the senior player back if there was no need of him.
“It is not a good tradition,” he had further stated.
He also urged the national squad to rectify their mistakes as they did not lose the series against England so far.
“Don’t worry, winning and losing both are part of the game. Just focus to rectify your mistakes. Sit together and identify them and don’t repeat”, he said.
He had also asked the players to keep their morale high for the sake of the country as the entire nation was watching them playing there.
In a distinguished 21-year-old international career, Mindad amassed 8,832 Test runs from 124 matches at an average of 52.57.
The incredible tally includes as many as 23 tons and 43 fifties. He was Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in the format until Younis Khan surpassed his feat in 2017. Miandad has also racked up 7,381 runs from 233 ODIs at 41.70.