BRISBANE – National cricketers Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz took to social media to put to rest rumors of bad blood, after news emerged regarding a scuffle between the two during a practice session at the Gabba stadium.
Photographers caught Yasir and Wahab involved in a confrontation during a football warm-up ahead of their training session at the Gabba on Wednesday, with coach Mickey Arthur and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq looking on.
Things got heated between Pakistan bowlers Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz on the eve of the first Test against Australia but the pair have put to bed any suggestions of a rift.
A number of Pakistan media outlets suggested Yasir and Wahab may be stewing over the incident but the pair later took to social media to put an end to claims they were at odds with one another.
Both players have stated in their respective social media posts that they are good friends and will beat Australian cricket team together. They also asked the nation to pray for their victory in the test matches.
Wahab posted a video on his Instagram page, in which a grinning Yasir stresses there is “nothing as such” between the two, while Wahab reinforced the same message.
“Yasir and I are very good friends and we are united,” the left-arm quick said, in Urdu.
“Wrong things have been reported in the media. We will play together tomorrow.
“You all need to pray for us. Thank you.”
Yasir also tweeted a smiling photo of himself with Wahab at their hotel.
— Yasir Shah Offical (@Shah64Y) December 14, 2016
The two bowlers loom as keys to Pakistan’s attack for the three-Test Commonwealth Bank series, of which the first match will be played at the Gabba on Thursday.