Pakistan all-rounder and Galle Gladiators captain Shahid Afridi was not happy with Kandy Tuskers’ Naveenul Haq after the pacer had a heated exchange with left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir during the sixth match of the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) on Nov 29.
Naveen allegedly verbally abused Amir after the end of the 18th over of Gladiators’ innings, which didn’t go down well with the Pakistani pacer. The duo had to be separated by their team member as they kept on arguing after Tuskers won the match by 25 runs.
Smiles from Afridi – and then a scowl! 😁😠— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) November 30, 2020
What a character! 🤣
Tempers flaring a little after Afridi’s Galle Gladiators beaten by Kandy Tuskers in #LPL2020
Tuskers’ Naveen-ul-Haq had shared words with Mohammad Amir – and Afridi wasn’t amused! #KTvGG pic.twitter.com/h9u2l6OvQC
After the match when players were exchanging handshakes, Afridi was seen smiling until he saw Naveen and confronted the Afghan pacer over his behaviour with Amir. In the video going viral on social media, Afridi can be seen visibly upset and inquiring Naveen about the aforementioned incident.
“Kya hua [what happened],” asked Afridi.
Then they both went past each other, Afridi conveyed the message to Naveen that his behavior was unacceptable.