Aamer Sohail Recalls Verbal Spat With Navjot Sidhu in Sharjah in 1996

India-Pakistan matches are always a heated affair, especially that was the case in the 90's when the two countries faced each other a lot at Sharjah. One such match saw Aamer Sohail, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Aaqib Javed getting involved in a verbal spat.

Aamer Sohail Recalls Verbal Spat With Navjot Sidhu in Sharjah in 1996

India-Pakistan matches are always a heated affair, especially that was the case in the 90's when the two countries faced each other a lot at Sharjah. One such match saw Aamer Sohail, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Aaqib Javed getting involved in a verbal spat.

Once Sidhu had narrated the anecdote on a comedy show, but Sohail believes that it was a false version. Sohail went on to say that he had clarified the incident earlier too and had also offered Sidhu to clear the whole controversy.

Sohail said in his Youtube channel, “In a comedy show, Navjot had talked about an anecdote. I had confronted him about it on a news channel in 2005 when we were talking. He again talked about that incident, and I told him that things had not happened the way he thinks. I also told him that Aaqib Javed is in town, and the three of us can sit together and have a discussion on it.

“Last time, when I was commentating during the Asia Cup, this incident was raised again, and I clarified it. But he quoted this anecdote in a different way, so I think, I need to give a clarification on it.”

Sohail then went on to narrate the whole incident once again.

“In the middle of an over, he came to me angrily and said ‘Aamir paaji, teach your fast bowler. He is doing this wrong’, so I asked him ‘paaji, what happened’. So, he said ‘he’s throwing abuses at me’. I told him ‘paaji, ignore him. He’s a fast-bowler, they have a habit of talking’. So he said, ‘no, no, say whatever you want but don’t give abuses’. So I said ‘okay paaji, I will tell him after the game, you go on and play’.

“If there were any sort of abuses that happened between players, then the umpires, who are really strict towards the captains to maintain the code of conduct, they would have penalised,” Aamer Sohail added further.

In that match Sidhu went on to score a ton and so did Sachin Tendulkar. India posted 305 and went on to win the match as Pakistan could only score 277.



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