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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has admitted that former-all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s comments in his autobiography about being mistreated by senior players are true.
Akhtar conceded that he saw Afridi getting mistreated by senior players in the side, and added that he was a victim as well.
“I think Shahid Afridi has written less in his book about the harsh treatment he received from senior players during his playing days. I witnessed some of it with my own eyes and totally agree with him,” he was quoted as saying by cricketpakistan.com.pk.
Akhtar claimed that years later, 10 senior players apologised for their behaviour.
“Later down the years, ten of these senior players asked us for forgiveness, before leaving for Umrah, for the way they treated us,” he said. “I told them that there is little point in such an apology because they had taken undue advantage, when in a position of strength, but I had forgiven them earlier as well and does not mind doing it now as well.”