Shahid Afridi with Shoaib Akhtar. (Source: Twitter)

Shahid Afridi has spoken about the incident when Shoaib Akhtar had hit teammate Mohammad Asif with a bat.

“Things happen within the team when you’re with each other more than you’re with your families. There are some people who can take a joke and some people who can’t. I did not have a hand in the incident, I only went in to save the situation when I saw Shoaib angry,” Afridi said on a video interview with Samaa.

“Asif had sided with me in a joke which enraged Shoaib and all this happened. But Shoaib has a very beautiful heart, despite all the show of aggression he does. It’s natural for a fast bowler,” Afridi added.

“Afridi was aggravating the situation and I swung the bat at both of them. Afridi ducked, but Asif couldn’t get out of the way, the bat struck him on his thighs and he collapsed. I had lost it. I had never behaved like this, especially in the dressing room,” wrote Shoaib.

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