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Ex-Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi Admits To Tampering Pitch In 2005, Says “It Was A Mistake”
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Ex-Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi Admits To Tampering Pitch In 2005, Says “It Was A Mistake”

File photo of Shahid Afridi.© AFPFormer Pakistan cricket team Shahid Afridi has accepted that he tampered with the Faisalabad pitch during a Test match against England in 2005. Afridi, who was well known for his big-hitting as well as spin bowling, said that he was frustrated with the pitch which led to the action. He also added that ex-Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik knew and encouraged him in the plan."The Test match was in Faisalabad. The ball was not turning, swinging, seaming. I was applying my full force and nothing was happening. Then suddenly, a gas cylinder exploded and everyone got distracted. I told Malik (Shoaib Malik).' Mera dil chaah raha hai main idhar patch bana du. Ball toh turn ho!(I want to create a patch on this pitch so badly. I want the ball to turn!)," Afridi said ...