Boom-Boom Afridi accused of slapping autograph hunter

January 10th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Jan.10 (ANI): Shahid Afridi may be in for more trouble, after media reports claimed that he slapped an autograph hunter after a cricket match between Habib Bank Limited (HBL), and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
A television reporter and a cameraman of a private television channel claimed that they saw Afridi slapping a man who was asking for an autograph from him, the Daily Times reported.
However Afridi, has denied the allegations saying: I didnt slap anyone. There was this guy who was chasing and pushing me for an autograph. I just pushed him away.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board has said that an enquiry would be carried out to probe the incident.
Afridi, known for his flamboyant and aggressive batting, has been involved in such incidents earlier too when he was seen on camera thrusting his bat at a spectator who swore at him on his way up the steps after being dismissed in a game. Replays seemed to show that the action was not meant to cause injury, though the spectator had to move out of the way to avoid contact.
He was found guilty and given a four-game ODI suspension. He missed Pakistan’’s first two 2007 World Cup matches due to the ban. (ANI)

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