Just days after slamming Imran Khan publicly, former Pakistan Javed Miandad has done a sensational u-turn by apologising to his ex-teammate. Javed Miandad had slammed the former Pakistan captain for his leadership as the country’s prime minister.
Javed Miandad’s apology came after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed his nephew and former Pakistan batsman, Faisal Iqbal, as one its head coaches for the domestic teams. Known for his controversial remarks, Javed Miandad apologised to Imran while speaking to ARY News.
The legendary batsman said he is sorry for his words and insisted that he lost his cool because of Pakistan’s poor performance in the first Test against England. Pakistan were on top of the game throughout but failed to make the most of it on the final day and ended up losing the game.
“If I have offended anyone, I apologise for my words, especially to the prime minister because I was angry about Pakistan’s performance in the first Test against England,” Javed Miandad said.
“I have full respect for prime minister and Pakistan cricket fans all over the world,” he added.
Javed Miandad’s controversial words for Imran:
Javed Miandad might have issued an apology after his nephew’s appointment as a coach, but his recent words for Imran Khan were nothing less than shocking. On his YouTube channel, he had accused Imran of damaging cricket in the country and even went to extent of challenging him in politics.
Javed Miandad had also slammed his former teammate because of the appointments he had made in the PCB since becoming country’s prime minister. Miandad was taking an indirect dig at PCB CEO Wasim Khan.
“I was your captain, you weren’t my captain. I’ll come to politics and then I’ll talk to you. I was the one who led you all the time, but you act like god now.
It is almost like you’re 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 the people. You don’t care about the country. You came to my home and went out as a prime minister. I challenge you to deny this,” he had said.