Ahmed Shehzad's Advice to Tillakaratne Dilshan Was Stupid, Says Pakistan Cricket Board Chief

Ahmed Shehzad was heard advising Tillakaratne Dilshan as the two were walking back to the dressing room after the third ODI in Dambulla. The Pakistani batsman was caught on camera telling Dilshan "if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, (you will go) straight to heaven."

updated: September 05, 2014 17:49 IST
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hmed Shehzad seems to have kicked up a controversy with a religious remark towards Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan.

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New Delhi: Newly appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan on Friday criticised Ahmed Shehzad for offering religious advice to Sri Lankan player Tillakaratne Dilshan during an ODI last week, saying it was a "stupid statement" on part of the Pakistani batsman.

"It was a stupid statement really. He has no business to talk about religion on the field, especially when you are on a foreign tour," Shaharyar said.

"It is mentioned on the players' contract that you are not supposed to talk about religion on the field. Having said that, it was not said in an aggressive tone. It was a friendly advice but it was surely silly," he said.

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