Pakistani Test skipper Misbahul Haq said on Wednesday that all the rows are fueled by the media.
Misbah was referring to the recent backlash by Shahid Afridi against a reporter who asked him about his captaincy standard.
“Media reporters will get the answers in the same style they ask the questions,” Misbah said.
Afridi clashes with reporter over captaincy question
The cricketer has seconded Afridi's stance against media reporter who wanted to ask about his position as the captain.
Meanwhile, team manager Intikhab Alam also stood with the cricketers and said that it was his humble request not to prolong the issue.
Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi had a verbal clash with the reporter while talking to the media just before a practice match at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
According to Express News, a reporter asked the veteran all-rounder about how he can improve his captaincy in 2016, as it was the worst amongst top-eight T20I teams in terms of win-loss ratio. The angered Pakistan T20I captain replied with a sarcastic comment that he could have only expected that reporter to ask such a ‘low’ question.
After the media talk, Afridi went straight to the practice match, whereas reporters went to Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam, and protested over Afridi’s behaviour, and asked for an apology from the Pakistan T20I captain.
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