Lahore Qalandars beat Quetta Gladiators in a aggressive match by 9 wickets on Monday.
A tensed Gladiators’ captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, because the gamers had been headed again to the pavilion, confirmed “The Professor” Mohammad Hafeez a gesture of respect.
It is pertinent to say right here that Sarfaraz and Hafeez had been concerned in a Twitter spat a couple of days in the past.
In the video, Sarfaraz, whereas heading again, requested Hafeez to go forward and waited for him, in what appeared an indication of respect by the Gladiators’ skipper.
The Twitter spat
The two had been embroiled in a Twitter spat after Hafeez praised Rizwan and stated that he was the primary wicketkeeper in Pakistan.
Hafeez had taken an oblique jibe at Sarfaraz when he tweeted to understand Rizwan for his ton in opposition to South Africa and stated, “Congratulations @iMRizwanPak on scoring T20 hundred. 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”.
This prompted a response from Ahmed who has not been included within the enjoying XI.
“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 tweeted to Hafeez.
“Aur ayende bhee jisko bhee likelihood milega wo Pakistan ke liye quantity ONE hee huga. (And whoever is given an opportunity to play could be no 1 for Pakistan),” Sarfaraz had said.
Following the dispute, a report stated that PCB officials were upset with Sarfaraz and Hafeez over their exchange.
However, in a later interview, Sarfaraz denied there were any hostilities between the two, saying that he had always respected Hafeez and would continue to do so.
“I’ve no complaints in opposition to Mohammad Hafeez,” Sarfaraz had said during a virtual press conference on Thursday. “He is my elder, I’ve all the time revered him and can proceed to take action,” added Sarfaraz.