Galle Gladiators‘ Mohammad Amir finally opened up on his verbal controversy with Kandy Tuskers pacer Naveen-ul-Haq in match number 6 of the inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League.
Afghani pacer Naveen-ul-Haq involved in a verbal spat during the Gladiators’ run-chase. Later, Gladiators’ skipper Shahid Afridi also seemed involved in the heated argument with the Afghani pacer.
In his recent interview with PakPassion.net, Mohd Amir recalled the incident and said that it all happened in the heat of the moment.
“He [Naveen-ul-Haq] is a youngster and will learn soon as this happens when you are new to cricket; Even when I started off, I had this habit of getting into trouble with every other batsman. This is cricket and things happen in the heat of the moment – its nothing personal to be honest, ” Pakistani seamer said.
“At the end of the innings, I was a little riled up also and as you know the heart rate is already. Shahid Bhai was trying to make him understand that these aren’t the type of ethics we should have, that he should not behave like that with his seniors, that he should be a gentleman; This is cricket and you get hit for 4s and 6s but you can also get wickets,” Amir added.
Galle Gladiators’ journey has been tough in the ongoing Lanka Premier League as they have lost all the four games they have played so far. Also their skipper Shahid Afridi has returned to Pakistan citing personal emergency and if reports to be believed, Afridi might miss the further tournament.