Amir confessed to spot-fixing after a slap from Afridi: Razzak | The Daily Star
08:35 PM, June 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:41 PM, June 12, 2019

Amir confessed to spot-fixing after a slap from Afridi: Razzak

Former Pakistan allrounder Abdul Razzak told that Pakistan’s ace left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir confessed to spot-fixing after Shahid Afridi had slapped him.

Three Pakistan players -- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Amir -- were convicted of taking bribes from a bookmaker to deliberately underperform at certain times in a Test match at Lord's in London back in 2010.

Razzak recently talked about the incident that tarnished the image of Pakistan cricket during an interview to the GNN news channel.

“He (Afridi) told me to leave the room but after a while I heard the sound of a slap and then Aamir told the whole truth,” Razzaq said.

Razzak also claimed that Butt was involved in corruption much before Pakistan’s ill-fated tour of England in 2010.

“I shared my concerns with Afridi but he said it is just my misconception and nothing is wrong. But when I was batting with Salman Butt during a match of the World T20 in West Indies, I was convinced he was letting down the team.”

Razzaq also shared that Butt deliberately refused to give him strike in a game that made him upset.

“I was surprised when he refused this strategy. When I realised what he was up to (something) I told him strictly to give me the strike. Yet every over he deliberately played two or three balls and then gave me strike. I got upset and felt the pressure and got out.”

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