Dirk Nannes questions royal treatment meted out to ‘confessed match fixer’ Mohammad Azharuddin

Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin is the toast of the town these days. With the biopic on his life releasing on Friday, he has been omnipresent on the television these days for his movie’s promotional activities. In the same bid, he has also been a regular visitor at the ‘Extraa Innings’, the show official broadcasters of the Indian Premier League (IPL) are airing.

This has not gone down well with former Australia and Netherlands cricketer Dirk Nannes. The left-arm pacer, who is in India at the moment and has been a part of the IPL in the past, took to Twitter to express his unhappiness by saying how can a ‘confessed match fixer’ given royal treatment. He tweeted:

Azharuddin was banned from cricket for life in December 2000 after he had confessed of being a part of match-fixing scandal. A court order had later lifted the ban and freed him of all charges. The movie ‘Azhar’, which is made on his life, will show his version of the story and all the controversies he was a part of.