‘Paindu’ captains did not treat me fairly, says Shoaib Akhtar
KARACHI: Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that he was not treated fairly by “paindu” captains which affected his career, ARYSports.tv reports.
Shoaib Akhtar, talking to commentator Harsha Bhogle in an interview, termed an undisclosed Pakistani captain a headache for not treating him fairly throughout his career.
“Pakistan has had a lot of paindu captains in the past”, Akhtar claimed.
The fast bowler also said that he would have a different player if he had played under legend cricketer Imran Khan.
He also claimed that several senior players were jealous of him. He also alleged that four senior players had beaten him up during a test match in Australia.
“The international media was behind me all the time which made other players insecure”, he added.
He claimed that Pakistan lost the 2011 World Cup in Asia as the team was never united. He also said that the team only win and lose in the locker rooms.
Akhtar stated that he had a fight with former captain Shahid Afridi and head coach Waqar Younis over his selection in the semi final against India. He added that he told them that the side will be dismissed quickly if Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar are back in the pavilion in the starting overs.
He also claimed that he told Afridi and Younis that India is under pressure as the semi-final is against Pakistan at their own ground but they did not allow him to play stating that he was unfit.
Watch Shoaib Akhtar’s entire interview here: