The recent incident that took place in the match sixth of the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL 2020) was all over social media. Naveen ul Haq, an Afghani bowler playing for the Kandy Tuskers was continually hurdling abuses to Galle Gladiator’s Mohammad Amir.
The furious and ill-mannered bowler was criticized and was advised to learn ethics. Later, when the match was ended, Amir’s fellow, Shahid Afridi advised Naveen something. The lipsing was speculated as “Kya hogya” in reply to which Naveen misbehaved with Afridi as well.
Afridi later revealed what he told to the Afghani lad and as of now, Amir has also told what Boom Boom told to him
LPL 2020: Mohammad Amir tells what Afridi told Naveen ul Haq
“At the end of the innings, I was a little riled up also, and as you know the heart rate is already. Shahid Bhai was trying to make him understand that these aren’t the type of ethics we should have, that he should not behave like that with his seniors, that he should be a gentleman; This is cricket and you get hit for 4s and 6s but you can also get wickets,” Amir said while speaking to Pak Passion.
Gladiators’ bowler says that the Tuskers’ lad is a youngster and will learn with time. He says that such aggression is normal at the beginning of one’s career.
“He [Naveen-ul-Haq] is a youngster and will learn soon as this happens when you are new to cricket; Even when I started off, I had this habit of getting into trouble with every other batsman. This is cricket and things happen in the heat of the moment – it’s nothing personal, to be honest,” the left-arm pacer added.
“If you look at me nowadays, I am very friendly with everyone; I don’t sled batsmen; One should focus on their bowling and all aggression should be left for the time when you take a wicket;
Explaining to Naveen, Amir added that his aggression will only end up wasting his energy.
“Expressing aggression without a reason is of no use as a bowler, it simply wastes your energy which is best used in getting the batsman out. That’s what I said, it would have been better if he had been putting his energy to get me out,” Amir opined on the matter.
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