New Delhi: The former paceman of Pakistan, Shoib Akhtar, who has always been in controversies, has thrown a bouncer talking about the relations of Cricket with glamour and money.
In an interview, he accepted that the Cricketers follow beautiful girls. After getting the stardom, it's very difficult to stay away from the temptation of the related things.
According to the Rawalpindi Express, "None of the young guys can stop themselves from following their opposite sex. How can you stop an 18-years-old boy from looking at girls? It's never easy to stop himself (Cricketers) from getting affectionate to those girls, who are pouring their love towards the rising stars. At the age of 20, you become famous and there are crores of rupees in your pocket. Besides these misleading points, there are so many people who are misguiding you on the wrong ways."
Talking about the controversial late night parties Akhtar said, "Late night parties are the tradition of Cricket. Before and after the match, the players party very tightly that affects the game of the players as well. I have also gone to late night parties twice or thrice, when I was 23-24-years-old. It was the culture of Pakistan Cricket. Not only Pakistan but India and Australia also have the same culture of late night parties."
Shoib also talked about the match fixing issues, which are worrying the Pakistan's Cricketers from a long time.
He said, "Match-fixing is in our culture. The reasons of such a tradition are smaller amount of money and even fewer chances. In 2008, I didn't have funds to buy a car. I had to borrow money from a friend to buy that. I was able to handle that tough time but many gets deviated. Even Cricketing board wouldn't help you at that time."
He denied considering Indian Premier League (IPL) as serious Cricket. He said that IPL is all about business and entertainment.
He had claimed earlier, that he has been dumped by the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders and former IPL chairman Lalit Modi.