Aakash Chopra supports M. Hafeez’s dignity debate over Sharjeel Khan

Aakash Chopra supports Hafeez's dignity debate over Sharjeel Khan
Aakash Chopra supports Hafeez’s dignity debate over Sharjeel Khan

The Pakistani veteran all-rounder, M. Hafeez, has recently commented in a wondering tone over Sharjeel Khan on his twitter saying, “does dignity matter over talent” for which he has gotten an earful by the CEO of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Wasim Khan.

Hafeez has now found a former Indian cricketer, Aakash Chopra, in the race who has supported Hafeez’s statement.

“Let Hafeez speak as he is making a good point. These days, people don’t speak out on this topic, which is an issue. He is actually talking sense and asked a very simple question that what is more important, dignity or special talent? In my opinion, you can let go of one or two talents, but if you let go of dignity, then nothing will be left,” Chopra said in a YouTube video.

Aakash Chopra is of the view that in today’s world, not a single person raises the voice on such matters. Hafeez is correct according to him and shall be granted the right to put over his criticism and views. Prioritizing talent over dignity is wrong, according to Aakash Chopra as well.

“Tainted cricketers should not be welcomed back. Life gives you second chances, but give them a second chance somewhere else and not in this sport. You should set a strong example, or else others will also get involved in fixing seeing that tainted players were able to come back after serving their punishment.”

Backing M. Hafeez, the Indian cricketer also praised the honor and dignity of him and saying he knows from where the veteran all-rounder has come.

“I had spent time with Hafeez when he was part of Kolkata Knight Riders in the first season of Indian Premier League. He has a zero-tolerance policy against those who have been involved in match or spot-fixing. All he said was that isn’t honest with the country more important than talent, which I completely agree with. You feel disheartened, disappointed, and frustrated when you find out that your teammates were fixing matches,” Aakash Chopra said.

Also, read:

Wasim Khan lashes out at M. Hafeez for his statement over Sharjeel

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