Troubled Pak keeper Zulqarnain claims that media offered him big bucks for interviews

Saturday, November 13, 2010

KARACHI - Troubled Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has claimed to have turned down lucrative offers from the media for disclosing the details of his sudden decision of fleeing to London and later announcing his retirement from international cricket.

The 24-year-old wrote on his Facebook account that the British tabloid- News of the World- had offered him lots of money for an interview, but he spoke to them without taking a penny, the Daily Times reported.

“They offered me lots of money but I gave them the interview free of cost, but what was surprising was that they said it would be half an hour thing but it went on for one and half hour,” Haider wrote on his account.

“They were trying to ask hard questions but I told them they should talk to the ICC about it,” he added.

The troubled wicketkeeper also wrote on his account that although the electronic media had also offered him big money for giving interviews, he had no intention of “cash or anything”. Even if he took money, he would ask them to give it directly to a charity, he added.

“I don’t want cash or anything in my hands they will pay to charity,” he wrote. (ANI)

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