Afridi reveals how he tampered the pitch with help of Malik

It happened about 17 years ago. It was the second day of the 2005 Faisalabad Test between England and Pakistan. Afridi was caught tampering with the pitch in that match.

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Former Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi was involved in pitch tampering on the second day of the 2005 Faisalabad Test. Shoaib Malik was also involved with him. After a long time, Afridi opened his mouth about the scandal.
It happened about 17 years ago. It was the second day of the 2005 Faisalabad Test between England and Pakistan. Afridi was caught tampering with the pitch in that match. Afridi came to an event of Samaa TV and reminisced about that day and said, “It was a good series. That Test was in Faislabad. Believe me, it was a Test and the ball was neither turning, nor it was getting any swing or seam. It was getting quite boring. I was applying my full force and nothing was happening. Then suddenly, a gas cylinder exploded and everyone got distracted.
“I told Malik, 'Mera dil chaah raha hai main idhar patch bana du. Ball toh turn ho!' (I want to create a patch on this pitch so badly. I want the ball to turn!). Shoaib Malik replied, 'Kar de. Koi nai dekh raha' (Do it, no one is watching). So I did that! And then, what happened is history.”
After that, Afridi was banned from three international matches due to the incident. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) banned him for one Test and two ODIs.
However, after realizing that mistake, he now regrets his actions, “When I look back at it, you do realise it was a mistake.”
Pakistan could not win that match despite pitch tampering. The match ended in a draw. Pakistan scored 462 in the first innings and 268 for 9 in the second innings. On the other hand, after England scored 446 runs in the first innings, the fifth day's play came to an end after England scored 164 runs for 6 wickets in the second innings.
Afridi scored 92 runs off 85 balls in the first innings. And in the second innings, he went for a golden duck.