Wahab, Yasir apologise after altercation in practice sessionArchive
BRISBANE: Fiery Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz and leg-spinner Yasir Shah were involved in a nasty fight during the team’s practice session here on Wednesday on the eve of the first Test against Australia.
A PCB official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident to Dawn News but said it all happened in the heat of the moment and not much should be looked into it.
According to the sources, the altercation between the two players occurred during the team’s warm-up session when the players were playing football . “Both Wahab and Yasir were immediately asked to step aside by the team officials and were spoken to after which they returned to the practice session,” the sources said.
The PCB official said both Yasir and Wahab later apologised to the team management for the unpleasant incident and hugged each other. “Both players said they are ashamed of their behaviour and promised to maintain discipline in future and give their 100% in the Test beginning tomorrow,” he said.
Later, Yasir also posted a smiling picture alongside Wahab on the social media.
Meanwhile , Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan, when approached for his comments on the incident, said that action can be taken against Wahab and Yasir if they are found guilty of breach of disciplinary code “but we will wait for the team management’s report.”
Talking to media in Karachi, Shaharyar said that no player is above team discipline and added that such incidents can hurt the team’s morale and the players should act maturely at all times.
Published in Dawn December 15th, 2016