Shahid Afridi Admits To Tampering Pitch In 2005, Says “It Was A Mistake”

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Former Pakistan cricket group Shahid Afridi has accepted that he tampered the Faisalabad pitch throughout a Take a look at match in opposition to England in 2005. Afridi, who was well-known for his big-hitting in addition to spin bowling, stated that he was pissed off with the pitch which led to the motion. He additionally added that ex-Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik knew and inspired him within the plan.

“The Take a look at match was in Faisalabad. The ball was not turning, swinging, seaming. I used to be making use of my full drive and nothing was taking place. Then abruptly, a gasoline cylinder exploded and everybody bought distracted. I instructed Malik (Shoaib Malik).’Mera dil chaah raha hai important idhar patch bana du. Ball toh flip ho!(I need to create a patch on this pitch so badly. I would like the ball to show!),” Afridi said on a Samaa TV present.

“Malik replied, ‘Kar de. Koi nai dekh raha’ (Do it, nobody is watching). So I did that. After which, what occurred is historical past. That incident and the ball-biting one – once I look again at these, I realise it was a mistake.”


The Take a look at match Afridi referred to was the second recreation of a three-match collection between Pakistan and England in 2005. Pakistan received the opening Take a look at match in Multan by 22 runs whereas the second match in Faisalabad led to a draw. The hosts received the third Take a look at in Lahore by an innings and 100 runs to clinch the collection 2-0.

Afridi as soon as held the document of the quickest ton in ODI cricket. He is called a vibrant character on the cricket area.

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