New Delhi,Mar.14 (ANI): Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has lashed out at Shahid Afridi’s recent comments that his side’s cricketers have received more love from the Indian fans than that of their own country, saying that the current T20 skipper should be ashamed of himself.
“These cricketers should be ashamed of themselves for saying such a thing. Shame on you,” Miandad said in a local news channel.
After finally arriving in India for World T20, Afridi and all-rounder Shoaib Malik said that they had always enjoyed playing in the host nation and had received more love and affection than Pakistan.
Expressing his disappointment over the comments, Miandad said their job was to visit the country and focus on their game rather than making false comments about India.
“What have the Indians given us? Speak the truth even while in India. For the last five years what have they given us or done with Pakistan cricket. Having served Pakistan cricket for so many years I am shocked and hurt to hear such comments from our players,” said Miandad.
The 58-year-old batsman, who appeared in 124 Tests for his country, further called on the Pakistan cricket authorities to look into the matter and conduct a proper media classes for the players before sending them abroad.
The Afridi-led side arrived to a warm welcome in Kolkata on Saturday after getting the security assurance from the concerned authorities in India and the ICC.
The ICC has already moved Pakistan’s group match against India to Kolkata on March 19 due to security concerns in Dharamsala.
Pakistan will begin their World T20 campaign when they take on Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday. (ANI)