Ex-Pakistan players can even do toilet works to be in PCB: Tanvir Ahmed
He had also made comments against Virat Kohli and Inzamam-ul-Haq in the recent past.
Published - Jan 18, 2019 2:03 pm | Updated - Jan 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Former Pakistan pacer Tanvir Ahmed recently took an explosive dig at some of the country’s ex-players saying they are so desperate to work in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that they would even not hesitate to find some occupation in the toilets. The 40-year-old faced a strong backlash for making the remarks but he defended his stance.
Tanvir has a history of attacking people on television. His latest remarks came on a show on GTV News channel and fans and viewers hit back at him saying the former had no respect for elders or colleagues. He played only five Tests, two ODIs and one T20I between 2010 and 2013, picking up 20 wickets in all with one five-wicket haul in the longer format.
“It is my personal opinion what is wrong with that. I believe some of our former players are so desperate for employment opportunities in the board they would even work in the toilets,” India TV cited reports as quoting Tanvir, a cricket analyst now.
Had once trolled Virat Kohli only to be buried in response
Ahmed has been in the headlines time and again for his controversial statements. Last September, he remarked during the Asia Cup that India captain Virat Kohli had run away from the tournament since he was not included in the Indian squad after a gruelling England tour.
It didn’t matter to India though as under Rohit Sharma, the Men in Blue bulldozed Pakistan not once but twice in the tournament which they eventually won. Tanvir later admitted that his remarks on Kohli had led to such a fierce backlash that he had to shut his social media accounts.
The right-arm fast bowler, who has over 500 wickets in first-class cricket, had also accused Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq of indulging in nepotism by promoting his nephew Imam-ul-Haq and ignoring more deserving candidates. He questioned what big favour did the former captain had done to Pakistan cricket as its chief selector and said he did not consider the latter as a legend.