Home > News >

Shahid Afridi brushes aside fixing allegations, says Pakistan should savour victory

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi has said that he is aiming for 400 One-Day International wickets © Getty Images

Karachi: Jul 31, 2013
 
Snubbing reports of fixing, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Wednesday asked his countrymen to savour the team’s One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 series victories over the West Indies.

“I don’t know who has made these claims, nor do I care. I say let us savour this victory as it has come after some hard work and teamwork,” Afridi told reporters after arriving at the Karachi airport from the West Indies.

Afridi said that such reports had not affected the morale of the team, which had done well to beat the West Indies at their own backyard.

“We played as a team to win the series and it was great winning after the Champions Trophy experience,” he said.

Afridi, who became the first batsman in the history of cricket to hit 400 sixes in international cricket, said he was now aiming to take 400 wickets.

In Lahore, where other members of the team arrived from the Caribbean, team manager, Naved Cheema rubbished the fixing report published by the British tabloid, The Daily Mail.

“It is all rubbish and this team should rightly feel proud for its victory. Anyone can investigate the claims and come to the truth,” Cheema said.

Spinner Saeed Ajmal also snapped at the allegations, saying, “At least appreciate us once in a while.”

Ajmal said that the players had given their 100 per cent during the series.

“After the way we performed in the Champions Trophy we were aware of the importance of the West Indies tour. We worked hard for this victory and it has restored our pride after our poor performance in the Champions Trophy,” he said.

He pointed out that the West Indies were not an easy side to beat at home.

“They were stronger because they were playing at home. It wasn’t easy to beat them and that is why we had some close games. But every player put in a collective effort and the result was good for us,” he stated.

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad have stayed back for the Caribbean Premier League.
 

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

Amla feels Proteas more acclimatised to conditions

Pakistan eye victory as Australia reel at 59/4 at stumps on Day 4

Suresh Raina gifts Aditya Garhwal an autographed bat

Dwayne Bravo says West Indies pull-out had everybody’s consent

Bangladesh gain upper-hand over Zimbabwe at stumps on Day 1 of 1st Test

David Warner and others with records related to hundreds in consecutive Test innings

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan considered skipping Tests

Michael Clarke: Younis Khan is one of the gentlemen of our game

Duleep Trophy 2014: Central Zone to meet South Zone in final

Pakistan eye victory as Australia reel at 59/4 at stumps on Day 4

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: David Warner admits that Australia is not scared of big targets

Younis Khan scores 26th ton to establish Pakistan record

Younis Khan becomes seventh Pakistani cricketer to score two hundreds in a Test

Virat Kohli and others with 20 ODI hundreds

David Warner and others with records related to hundreds in consecutive Test innings

Strangers, Brothers and Cricket— the English novelist CP Snow’s lasting passion for the game

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here