Shahid Afridi seeks apology from young cricketer

Shahid Afridi seeks apology from young cricketer

DUBAI: Shahid Afridi has tendered his sincere apologies to the young cricketer over his rude behaviour after his dismissal.

Afridi apologised to young all-rounder Saif Badar for reacting aggressively to his wicket during Saturday’s Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans match.

Afridi, who was named Player of the Match for his three-wicket haul, had given the youngster a ‘send-off’ after knocking out his stumps – a gesture that was widely criticised on social media as fans pointed out that the aggressive reaction must have been disheartening for the 19-year old.

Hours after the match, however, Badar posted a video of his dismissal on Twitter with the caption: ‘Still love you Shahid *bhai*.'

Afridi replied to the tweet with an apology. “I’m sorry what happened that was momentum of the game.. I always support my youngester. Good luck.”