Javed Miandad has change of heart, apologises to Imran Khan.
Karachi: Latest remarks of Miandad are a far cry from the words he had used for Imran recently. On his YouTube channel, Miandad had accused Imran of damaging cricket in the country and even went to the extent of challenging him in politics.
Doing a volte-face, Legendary batsman of Pakistan Javed Miandad on Friday apologized to his former teammate Imran Khan, days after slamming his leadership as the Prime Minister.
The rapid change of heart happened after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Faisal Iqbal the nephew of Miandad, as one of its head coaches for the domestic teams.
Known for his controversial remarks, Miandad apologized to Imran while speaking to ARY News.
“If I have offended anyone, I apologize for my words, especially to the prime minister because I was angry about the performance of Pakistan in the first Test against England,” Miandad said.
Currently touring England, Pakistan lost the first Test by three wickets after having England in a spot of bother, while the rain-marred second match ended in a draw.
Miandad added, “I have full respect for prime minister and Pakistan cricket fans all over the world.”
His latest remarks are a far cry from the words he had used for Imran recently.
On his YouTube channel, Miandad had accused Imran of damaging cricket in the country and even went to the extent of challenging him in politics.
One of his issues was the changes and appointments World Cup-winning captain Imran had made in the board since becoming the prime minister.
He had then said, “I was your captain, you were not my captain. I will come to politics and then I will talk to you. I was the one who led you all the time, but you act like a god now.
“It is almost like you are the only intelligent person in this country. As if no one else has gone to Oxford or Cambridge or any other university in Pakistan. Think about people.”
“You do not care about the country. You came to my home and went out as a prime minister. I challenge you to deny this.”