Pakistan’s legendary leg-spinner, Abdul Qadir has advised Shahid Afridi to announce retirement from all formats of the game.
Qadir took Pakistani opener, Ahmed Shehzad in his firing range and called him ‘more of an actor than cricketer’. On the other hand, he didn’t spare his own son-in-law, Umar Akmal that he lost his place due to his own mistakes.
“To me Shehzad is simply more of an actor than a cricketer while Umar Akmal has lost his place in the team because of his own mistakes,” he said according to Press Trust of India.
Abdul Qadir, who has reputation of being an outspoken person, talked to media during a function in Lahore and said Shahid Afridi had aged and he is no more a top performer.
“I don’t think cricket is any longer the forte of Afridi and he should say goodbye,” Qadir added.
The spin maestro bashed the favoritism and nepotism in Pakistan sports and specifically in cricket board.
“This culture has destroyed the fabrics of our sports and particularly cricket. In every department in the Pakistan cricket board they are people who have been appointed because of favoritism and nepotism. Najam Sethi who heads the executive committee also came in because of the prime minister,” Qadir said.