Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has lambasted former cricket board chairman Ijaz Butt for suggesting that Mohammad Hafeez and coach Dav Whatmore had formed a nexus against Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq in the national team.
“I think everyone knows the scandals that came about when Butt was heading the board. It is better he stop giving such damaging statements about the team and rest at home at his age,” Afridi told reporters.
Although Butt didn’t mention or make any reference to Afridi in his statement, in which he claimed that Hafeez and Whatmore had put Misbah under pressure and were trying to oust him from the team but Afridi lashed out at the former chairman.
“Everyone knows that it was during his time that the spot-fixing scandal hit Pakistan cricket and hurt our image badly. Even at that time Butt mishandled the issue,” Afridi said.
“There were other controversies in his tenure, which didn’t help Pakistan cricket at all. So he should now stop giving statements as he has played his innings as board chairman. It is better he now rests at home,” Afridi added.