London: Cricketer Nasir Jamshed’s wife Dr. Samra Afzal penned down a heartful note after her husband sentenced to 17 months jail in the spot-fixing case by Crown Court Manchester on Friday.
Samra took to Twitter to share a heartful message with all the cricketers asking them to avoid short cuts in their career. Her note got immense support from the people who felt it strongly.
“Today is the most difficult day of my life as Nasir starts his custodial sentence & I figure out what to tell my 4-year-old,” Dr. Samra wrote on Twitter with surely immense pain.
“I’ve felt the need to write this in the hope that others learn from Nasir’s mistakes & no one goes through the pain we have suffered in the last 3 years,” she added.
Today is the most difficult day of my life as Nasir starts his custodial sentence & I figure out what to tell my 4 year old.. I’ve felt the need to write this in the hope that others learn from Nasirs mistakes & no one goes through the pain we have suffered in the last 3 years. pic.twitter.com/fgkkMiglgz
— Dr Samara Afzal (@SamaraAfzal) February 7, 2020
The note is defining the whole investigation procedure and how it put the whole family entirely in pain and leading up to embarrassment.
“Nasir could have a bright future had he worked hard and been committed to the sport that gave him so much but he took a short cut and lost everything: his career, status, respect, and freedom,” she shared.
“He would do anything to turn the clock back and not lose everything, especially his daughter who he is very close to but it’s too late for him. I hope all cricketers look at his example as a deterrent against corruption,” she advised other cricketers out there.
“I am a specialist, cricketers get more money than us, don’t get the need of getting involved in corruption, representing the country at the highest level is a privilege thing and can be snatched any time,” she maintained
Jamshed has been sentenced following his involvement in spot-fixing during Pakistan n Super League and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He was charged for bribing fellow cricketers and forcing them to fix the matches. His partners and British citizens Yusuf Anwar and Mohammad Ijaz were also sentenced to jail for 2.5 and three years respectively.