Former Pakistani captain Javed Miandad has criticized the Afghan cricket team for their “bad behavior” during their Super Four match against the Men in Green. It should be mentioned that Afghan pacesetter Fareed Ahmad and Pakistani batter Asif Ali were involved in a heated argument that led to a violent altercation.
If the players and umpires on the pitch hadn’t intervened to stop both Asif and Fareed, the situation could have escalated. Pakistan won the game by one wicket after Naseem Shah hit two back-to-back sixes to seal the win for his team.
The former batter told a YouTube channel called paktv.tv: “Pakistan played well, but I’m disappointed with the team [Afghanistan] they have defeated. Simply because their behavior is so horrendous these days. We recorded them because they used to practice in Pakistan. Now look at their language. What is their age? Have they gone mad because they haven’t played much cricket?
“Pakistan has been playing the game for twenty years. They came here and learned the game. I’m the witness because I coached them. But I was stunned to see how they acted like they were superstars,” Miandad added.
“Your cricket is nothing, said Miandad Furster. Learn how to play the game. Cricket has many different characteristics. Your game will improve if you are sincere, humble and respectful to each other. Warna is tareeke se tum lafootas cricket kheloge.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in the 2022 Asia Cup Final on September 11 at the Dubai International Stadium. Both teams have played strong cricket throughout the tournament and are hoping to overcome the final barrier and lift the prestigious trophy to be proclaimed Asian champions.
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