The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has on Saturday held a telephonic conversation with former captains, Mohammad Hafeez and Sarfaraz Ahmed to sort out the difference between them.
Hafeez and Sarfaraz indulged in a Twitter dispute today after which the cricket board stepped into the matter. “The team management has talked to both the cricketers on this matter. The difference between the cricketer has been sorted out and both of them have been advised to not drag themselves into an unnecessary controversy,” sources told.
It is pertinent to mention here that captain Sarfaraz Ahmed fired shots at all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez after he called Rizwan as the ‘No 1 wicket-keeper/batsman.’
Soon after the reaction by former captain, social media turned into a war zone between fans of Mohammad Hafeez and Sarfaraz Ahmed with ‘Hafeez’ and ‘Sarfaraz’ trending on Twitter.
“Congratulations Rizwan on scoring T20 century. You are a Star, shining star. Wonder how long you need to prove that you are NO1 wicketkeeper/Batsman in Pakistan in all formats of the game. Just asking,” he wrote.
Congratulations @iMRizwanPak on scoring T20 💯👏🏼👍🏼. U r a Star shining star 🌟 Wonder how long u need to prove that u r NO1 wicketkeeper/Batsman in pakistan in all formats of the game. Just asking 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/e5fSNIaCmN
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) February 11, 2021
In reply, Sarfaraz took a dig at Hafeez in a series of Tweets. “Hafeez Bhai Sb, whoever has played for Pakistan from Imtiaz Ahmed, Wasim Bari, Tasleem Arif to Saleem Yousuf and from Moin Khan, Rashid Latif to Kamran Akmal and even Rizwan right now has always been number ONE for the country and have been respected accordingly,” he replied.
“We are all behind Rizwan and wish that he plays many more amazing innings for our beloved country,” he added.
Hafeez bhai Sb, whoever has played for Pakistan from Imtiaz Ahmed, Wasim Bari, Tasleem Arif to Saleem Yousuf and from Moin Khan, Rashid Latif to Kamran Akmal and even Rizwan right now has always been number ONE for the country and have been respected accordingly. https://t.co/dF7BScOurl
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) February 12, 2021
The dispute didn’t over as Hafeez came up with another reply before the PCB intervened in this matter. “Shallow minded approach EXPOSED!” he wrote.
Shallow minded approach EXPOSED!
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) February 13, 2021