Miandad 'forgives' Afridi after the two trade barbs over 'farewell match'

KARACHI: The altercation between Javed Miandad and Shahid Afridi that had been making headlines since Sunday finally settled on Tuesday when the former decided to “forgive” the latter, DawnNews reported.

“Shahid Afridi’s statement disheartened me but I pray for him,” the legendary batsman said, adding, “Being an elder, I forgive him.”

The tussle began when Miandad alleged that Afridi wanted to play a farewell match for money.

Rebuffing Miandad’s claims on Sunday, the former Pakistan T20 captain went ahead to launch an attack on the former Test captain and said: “Money has always been an issue for Miandad.”

Fast-bowling legend Wasim Akram called for “appropriate mediation” in a war of words between the former skippers.

Akram said on Twitter it was “really sad” to see the altercation between the veteran cricketers, adding that the situation called for a quick resolution “instead of this unwanted chaos”.

“Javed Bhai and Shahid mean a lot to me and to Pakistan,” he wrote.

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