WEB DESK: Fast bowler Wahab Riaz has apologized to Cricketer Ahmad Shehzad in a responsible gesture of good sportsmanship after the on-pitch verbal fight between the players in the 14th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Tuesday.
“Passion to win and aggression at times makes you do funny things. For all young ones who watched please don’t repeat nor get influenced please” he tweeted.
Passion to win and aggression at times makes you do funny things. For all young ones who watched please don’t repeat nor get influenced pls.
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) February 15, 2016
Shehzad and Riaz had been fined for breaching the players’ code of conduct during the match between Peshawar Zalmis and Quetta Gladiators. The said incident occurred during the fifth over of Quetta’s innings. Opener Ahmed, who had gotten off to a brisk start, hit Wahab for a six off the Peshawar bowler’s first delivery.
Wahab responded by bowling Ahmed out with a cleverly disguised slower delivery, sparking wild celebrations. The dismissed Ahmed then gestured towards Wahab with a bat prompting a verbal exchange and a shove before the other on-field players intervened to douse the altercation.
According to details, match referee Roshan Mahanama fined Wahab and Ahmed for 40 and 30 per cent of their match fee, respectively for breach of the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct.