Ahmed Shehzad makes religious statement to Tillakaratne Dilshan
There are reports that Pakistan Cricket Board is probing the incident
There are reports that Pakistan Cricket Board is probing the incident involving Ahmed Shehzad (above) and TM Dilshan © AFP
Sep 3, 2014
Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad has allegedly made a religious comment to Tillakaratne Dilshan while walking back towards the pavilion after the third One-Day International (ODI) between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Dambulla. Shehzad is seen in the video saying that when a non-muslim converts to muslim, no matter whatever he does in life he goes straight to heaven.
The video footage from Ten Sports has been uploaded on YouTube by Asian Mirror, a newspaper from Sri Lanka. There are reports that Pakistan Cricket Board is probing the incident that occurred after the third ODI. Dilshan was a muslim before converting to Buddhism at the age of 16. Dilshan, before converting was known as Tuwan Muhammad Dilshan.
“Ahmed has informed the PCB that it was his personal chat with Dilshan, and there was nothing more to it. What we understand is that no Sri Lanka Cricket official or our own manager lodged any complaint.” Pakistan cricket’s media manager Agha Akbar has been quoted as saying by the Associated Press.
Below is the video of Shehzad’s religious remarks