‘I and Gautam Gambhir slammed each other female relatives’, reveals Afridi

Key focus of autobiography on 'chiding, belittling' others nothing else

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The legendary cricketer Shahid Afridi known to all and sundry as ‘Boom Boom Afridi’ has now stepped into the world of autobiography which he named as ‘Game Changer’.

Yes, Afridi on his official Twitter account also revealed about it and wrote that “Game Changer is already making waves. But do not go for the media hype and added that in the book I have been tough on someone and given them credit where due.”

Well, a known journalist and official Twitter handle of Saj Sadiq have unearthed some staggering, fascinating details that are a part of cricketer’s new book.

The information never-shared-before by Afridi about his private and cricketing life. In which the cricketer slammed some prominent sports persons while appreciated few other known figures.

One of the para from the book criticizes Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir, where Afridi wrote that  “During 2007 Asia Cup when Gambhir ran straight into me and that moment we had a frank bilateral discussion about each other’s family relatives.”

In another part of the book, Afridi was in full pace when it comes to slamming Gambhir, he wrote “Gambhir behaves like he is a Don Bradman or James Bond. In Karachi we call guys like him Saryal (burnt up).”

In another part of the book, Afridi lashed out at Gautam Gambhir and wrote “Oh poor Gautam. He and his attitude problem. He who has no personality. He who is barely a character in the great scheme of cricket. He who has no great records just a lot of attitude.”

Now the direction of Afridi moved towards his own mate Shoaib Malik and the book states that “Shoaib Malik lack of experience was his shortcoming as skipper. Helluva cricketer but no leader.”

Then Afridi pointed towards the cricket authorities and wrote:

And now the turn is of Waqar Yonis and Afridi left no way in disrespecting him too and wrote “He was a mediocre captain, a terrible coach, always micromanaging and getting in the way.”

Finally, Javed Miandad also enters in the list of those who were subjected to immense criticism by Shahid Afridi where he wrote: “Miandad had developed a strong opinion against me and before I went to bat he didn’t even give me net practice.

It must be mentioned here that the memoir of Shahid Afridi has been co-written with journalist Wajahat S Khan where the cricketer himself have used harsh selection of words for bashing and belittling well-known sports figures and praising few others.