Afridi’s old tweet on dispute with Naveen, center of Kohli vs Gambhir, goes viral | Cricket
Afghanistan’s fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq was the center of discussion Virat KohliGautam Gambhir had a face-to-face encounter on the field at Ekana Stadium late on Monday night. Moments after RCB’s incredible 18-run win against LSG, Gambhir and Kohli had an intense verbal exchange, but ugly fight and uncomfortable scene at the venue The spat between the former RCB skipper and Naveen during the match was an extension of the altercation. And while world cricket remains abuzz over the Kohli-Naveen and Kohli-Gambhir incident during the RCB-LSG game, an old tweet by Shahidi Afridi after her spat with Naveen has gone viral.
This was not the first time that Naveen was involved in a cricket controversy. Back in 2020, he had a war of words with Mohammad Amir and later Afridi during the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). Naveen was playing for Kandy Tuskers in that edition of the tournament. He was seen abusing Amir during the match, which turned into an ugly scene in front of other players including his teammate and former India player Munaf Patel. Later, when the players lined up to shake hands, Afridi had a few words to say to Naveen and Naveen reciprocated.
After the match, Afridi wrote on Twitter, ‘My advice to the young player was simple, play the game and stay away from swearing. I have friends in the Afghanistan team and we have a very good relationship. Respect for teammates and opponents is the essence of the game.
And later, Naveen replied: “Always ready to take advice and give respect, cricket is a gentlemen’s game but if someone says you all are under our feet and will remain so then he is not only talking about me. is doing but also talking about my people.” ,
In an interview with The Cricketer a year later, Naveen described the incident as follows: “It was in the moment. Amir came out to bat and he was losing the match. My first ball he swung so hard but the ball Missed. I smiled and asked him how big a six he wanted to hit – I joked and he took it seriously. I am competitive from the first ball to the last but after the match I have nothing in my heart He is a good player, a good cricketer.”