Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has revealed that he as soon as tampered with the pitch in a check match in opposition to Australia in Faisalabad as a result of it was a really flat pitch.
In line with Shahid Afridi, who was talking on Samaa TV, the pitch in Faisalabad was so flat that it was not solely tough for the quick bowlers to extract one thing out of it, even the spinners had been discovering it tough to get some help off the floor.
Afridi stated that due to the flat nature of the pitch, the match was getting boring, however out of the blue a cylinder explosion befell within the stadium and the match needed to be halted for slightly bit as a result of everybody’s consideration turned towards the explosion.
Afridi recalled as everybody was looking for out what occurred and why precisely that explosion befell, he informed his teammate Shoaib Malik that he ought to create a tough space on the pitch from the place the ball might flip, as nothing was taking place off the floor until that time.
Shoaib Malik inspired me to do what I wished: Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi stated that Malik inspired him to go forward and create the tough space on the pitch as a result of they had been fairly certain no person was watching them. Earlier than Afridi’s revelation yesterday, no person aside from him and Malik knew that they tampered with the pitch in that check match. Even the match officers didn’t know as a result of neither Afridi nor Malik was banned or fined.
That check match in opposition to Australia had taken place again within the day in 2005 when the published know-how was not as superior as it’s immediately and therefore not each motion of the cricketers was caught on the digicam.
Afridi was, nonetheless, discovered concerned in ball-tampering and pitch tampering on different events in opposition to completely different oppositions and he needed to endure punishment by the hands of the ICC. However, in that check match in opposition to Australia, he obtained away with out punishment.
Afridi was banned for 2 ODIs and a Check in 2005 after cameras caught him intentionally scuffing up the pitch along with his boots in a Check in opposition to England. That was not the top of it, in 2010 he was discovered responsible of ball tampering when he was caught biting the ball in a ODI .
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