Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has hit back at Virender Sehwag after the ex-India opener accused the former Pakistan fast-bowler and his compatriots of praising India only to earn money. Known for his outspoken nature, Virender Sehwag recently said that Pakistani cricketers praise India in order to bag contracts from Indian media outlets.
The legendary batsman pointed out Pakistani trio Mohammad Yousuf, Saqlain Mushtaq and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan as he made his claim. He said that by praising India, the Pakistani cricketers may get contracts from India media outlets.
“Former Pakistan players like Mohammad Yousuf, Saqlain Mushtaq, Rana Naved & more are keen to praise Indian cricket as they are after money from Indian media and they know that by praising the Indian team they may get contracts from Indian media outlets,” Virender Sehwag had said.
However, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has refuted the claims as he slammed Virender Sehwag for his comments. While speaking in a Youtube video, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan also warned Virender Sehwag against speaking ill of Pakistan cricketers. In 2016, the former fast-bowler had hailed Virender Sehwag as the best captain he played under after his stint with the Masters Cricket League side Gemini Arabians.
“Sehwag has given a ridiculous statement against Pakistan cricketers. He said that we praise India because we need gigs in Indian channels. This is not true and I also take my words back because you people cannot digest respect,” said Rana.