A good reply by Javed Afridi and Darren Sammy
Pakistani columnists and stay people have a talent of adhering to all the negatives notwithstanding there being a lot of positives. Saleem Safi was an embodiment of the above when he welcomed Peshawar Zalmi lead trainer, Darren Sammy, and proprietor, Javed Afridi on his show ‘Jirga’ a couple of days prior.
Now and again you need to transcend your political likings and dislikings when the whole nation is viewing and bounty is in question. Darren Sammy is among the absolute first worldwide stars to have lifted his hand to advance the arrival of top-flight cricket in Pakistan. He has a major turn in the resumption of prominent cricket in the nation, because of which he has been picked as the beneficiary of the most elevated common honor notwithstanding privileged citizenship of Pakistan.
In the show, in any case, everything came down to Saleem Safi’s political tendency. We as a whole realize he has been a major pundit of Imran Khan. He has each option to favor one side, at the same time, not as a grapple or the host of a mainstream appear, particularly when you have regarded outside visitors responding to your inquiries.
The famous stay had the daringness to help Sammy to remember the term ‘Phateechar’ which was purportedly utilized by Imran Khan for players who came to play several matches in the 2017 version of the PSL. Darren Sammy was the commander of Peshawar Zalmi in those days and won the PSL title for his establishment.
Returning to the fact of the matter, this is what Safi inquired:
‘When you took the risk to come to Pakistan to play PSL, Imran Khan issued a statement regarding foreign players. Do you remember it?’
Sammy replied, “No, I don’t recall”, to which Safi proposed that Sammy is lying and attempted to drive an answer:
“No, you remember. I know. What was your feeling at that time? Did it hurt you?”.
The West Indian all-rounder answered that he didn’t have the foggiest idea what it implied, yet proceeded to express that their endeavors to reestablish the abroad players’ certainty can’t be undermined regardless of what anybody says. He included that what he accomplished for Pakistan and his fans was voluntarily and not on the grounds that he needed any gratefulness or any motivator.
Taking it from that point, Javed Afridi said that Imran Khan had by and by called him to praise Darren Sammy on the PSL triumph.
He likewise explained the explanation that was flowing in the media at that point, saying that it wasn’t proposed for Sammy or Peshawar Zalmi’s remote unexpected, yet for the individuals who would not like to come to Pakistan over security fears. Javed Afridi additionally reminded Sammy that he had passed on Imran Khan’s message to him around then also.
Saleem Safi raised the inquiry in light of the fact that Sammy, nearby Hashim Amla and Javed Afridi, met with Imran Khan only a couple of days back.