Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Shoaib Akhtar backed his ex-teammate Shahid Afridi for revealing the truth in his autobiography ‘Game Changer’.
Akhtar said that the former flamboyant all-rounder faced a lot of hatred during his time and he is the witness of it.
“Afridi could have written much more in his book Game Changer. He had often received harsh treatment from senior players during his time and I witnessed some of the incidents,” he said while talking to the media.
It is pertinent to mention here that Afridi is facing heat since his book ‘game Changer’ hit the shelves. He revealed many shocking secrets which created hype among cricket fraternity.
Afridi called Javed Miandad a ‘Little Man’ due to his arrogant behavior towards him during his playing days. “Miandad didn’t like my playing style and often forced me to change it,” Afridi claimed in his autobiography.
Moreover, he called Pakistan former coach and captain Waqar Younis a ‘mediocre captain’ and ‘terrible coach’. He recalled the captaincy dispute between Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram before World Cup 2003.
Afridi also rectified his debut age which was 16 years according to the records but it was 19 years in actual. In result, he lost the record of being the youngest cricketer to score a century.
Afridi made his ODI debut in 1996 against Kenya. He scored an eye-wrenching fastest 37-ball ODI hundred against Sri Lanka in his second match.