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Salim Malik dismisses Waseem Akram smear as ‘publicity stunt’ MIGMG News

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In response to former Pakistan cricketer Waseem Akram’s allegations in his memoirs, Salim Malik said he did not want to talk about anything that could cause controversy, TV channel 24NewsHD reported.

Speaking to 24NewsHD, Salim Malik said that Wasem Akram seems to have embarked on a blame game as a publicity stunt for his book.

However, he said Wasim was doing a lot of damage to his stature by bending over to smear.

“I don’t know whether Wasim Akram’s writing is a pack of jokes or not.

Salim Malik, former captain of the Pakistan team (1992-1995), said that he would not give a serious answer to these allegations without talking to Waseem Akram.

“If I had been a selfish or negative person, Wasim Akram would not have been given a chance to bowl in the first match… he could not have taken six wickets,” he recalled.

Salim Malik clarified that washing machines were available on foreign tours, so there was no hand washing. It appears that such things were incorporated into the book to make the text crisp, he added.

He concluded.

Salim Malik was one of Pakistan’s most handsome middle-order batsmen. Malik enjoyed his international career but ended his career in disgrace.

In 2000, he became the first player to be banned – from all forms of cricket – for match-fixing, when a Justice Qayyum inquiry found him guilty.

Malik made his international debut in 1982 and represented Pakistan in 103 Tests and 283 ODIs.

He scored 5768 runs in Tests and took five wickets. In ODIs, he scored 7170 runs and picked 89 wickets.

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