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Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has thanked legendary pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar for backing what he wrote in his autobiography, Game Changer.
Afridi’s gratitude comes after Akhtar said that he saw Afridi getting mistreated by senior players in the side, and added that he was a victim as well.
He also said that years later, 10 senior players apologised for their behaviour towards them.
“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,” Akhtar had said.
“Later down the years, ten of these senior players asked us for forgiveness, before leaving for Umrah, for the way they treated us. 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.”
Thank you Shoaibi! Followed in your footsteps and wrote a book 🙂 Never wanted to hurt any former player. Only trying to state facts. See you soon! https://t.co/BurdJraGKE
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 9, 2019
Taking to Twitter, Afridi said: “Thank you Shoaibi! Followed in your footsteps and wrote a book. Never wanted to hurt any former player. Only trying to state facts. See you soon!”