Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has reportedly threatened Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi over his scuffle with former Pak cricket team captain Javed Miandad.
According to media reports, Dawood made a threatening phone call to Afridi days ago, asking him to “either shut up or face the consequences”.
The D-company chief Dawood, one of India’s most wanted criminal, is a relative of Miandad as his daughter is married to the Pakistani former cricketer’s son.
The ongoing spat between the cricketers started after Miandad allegedly accused Afridi of asking for a farewell match only for the sake of money.
Afridi later responded to this allegation saying that, “money had always been an issue for Miandad, which separated him from Imran Khan”.
The conflict took an ugly turn when Miandad levelled accusations of match-fixing, by saying that he had personally caught him committing the offence. “I tell Afridi to swear upon his children and say he has not thrown away Pakistan’s matches. I am a witness, I caught him myself,” Miandad said.
In response, Afirid has reportedly sent a legal notice to Miandad asking to prove the allegations made against him. Media reports say the threat from Dawood came after Afridi talked about the possibility of legal action.
Javed Miandad is legend of cricket but he used very harsh words on TV for long time. He made personal attack on me for no reason1/2
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) October 9, 2016
Meanwhile, many senior cricketers in the country have come forward to resolve the conflict between the former national team captains.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram took to Twitter to express his concern over the scuffle saying, “Javed Bhai & Shahid mean a lot to me & to Pakistan. It’s really sad to see what’s happening between them. InshAllah it will be over soon.”
The stones being thrown between 2 very respected cricketers calls for quick resolve by appropriate mediation instead of this unwanted chaos
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) October 11, 2016
However, latest news from Pakistan’s Geo News stated both the cricketers have agreed to put an end to a war of words and they are likely to meet on Saturday afternoon.