Former Pakistani cricketer Rashid Latif has sent a legal notice to PJ Mir, a former cricketer turned journalist, who claimed on live television that Latif once slapped legendary cricketer Javed Miandad in Antigua back in 1993.

During a live show on a local news channel, PJ Mir asserted that Latif had a heated altercation with Miandad in the dressing room during Pakistan’s 1993 tour of the West Indies. This revelation surprised former internationals Shahid Afridi and Mushtaq Ahmed, who were also present on the panel at the time.

“I witnessed rivalry within the team during the 1993 tour of West Indies. I flew from London to Antigua and talked to the then team manager Khaled Mahmud to not give any statement on the dressing room atmosphere. A couple of cricketers even sold their account for 10,000 pounds to the Sun. And inside Rashid Latif slapped Javed Miandad and I saw him sitting outside. I felt bad for him but advised him to forget it,” stated Mir.

Rashid Latif responded to allegations of slapping Javed Miandad

In response, Rashid Latif took legal action to defend his reputation against Mir’s damaging statements. He issued a legal notice demanding an unconditional apology within 14 days, warning that failure to comply would result in a fine of 1 billion INR.

The 55-year-old Rashid Latif took to X (formerly Twitter) to emphasize that he never raised his hand or voice against Javed Miandad. He holds immense respect for the Pakistani legend, who has represented Pakistan in six World Cups.

“I never slapped or even raised my voice in front of legendary Javed Miandad. Javed Bhai is not only a legend of Cricket (an ICC Hall of Famer), he is a national hero and pride of Pakistan. I was honored to debut for Pakistan under his captaincy. He is an institution of Cricket and I have learnt a lot from him. I respect him like a father. Through my attorney, I have served a legal notice to Mr PJ Mir to tender unconditional apology and appropriate retraction within 14 days, pertaining to frivolous comments passed about me and Javed bhai,” posted Rashid Latif.

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