When questioned about the incident between Naveen-ul-Haq and Virat Kohli on the pitch, the former Pakistan captain gave a direct response.
After Afghanistan pacer, Naveen-ul-Haq got into an on-field altercation with Virat Kohli during the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi came out in support of him. During the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants match, the two got into a heated exchange. Afridi claimed in a recent conversation that Naveen would not have acted in such a way without provocation and that Naveen is not the type of person to initiate conflict without good cause. Afridi added that the young fast bowler has never been that aggressive before.
Naveen will respond violently only if provoked. I’ve seen him bowl a lot; he drinks heavily, but he’s never looked for trouble. I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed him being so hostile before. We, like every other squad, have some particularly combative members. This is a real thing that occurs. This is just how fast bowlers are wired. Afridi stated on the Pakistani news station Samaa TV that “such things keep happening.”
While playing for the Galle Gladiators against the Kandy Tuskers in the Lanka Premier League, Afridi got into an altercation. Afridi also tweeted some advice to the kid.
My piece of advice to the young athlete was straightforward: focus on the game and stay away from trash-talking. Those on the Afghanistan team and I are good friends. He stated on social media that mutual respect between teammates and opponents is essential to the sport.
The Afghanistan fast bowler shared his thoughts on Afridi’s tips as well.
Cricket is a gentleman’s game, and I’m always willing to receive advice and show respect, but if someone says, “You all are under our feet and will stay there,” he or she is talking about me and my people. They should both “#give #respect” and “#take #respect,” he tweeted.