Stardom is a tricky business. It can make or break you, depending on how you handle it. Cricketers are adored as absolute stars in Pakistan and quite a few of these often make headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Last year, Imam-ul-Haq was exposed by his ex-girlfriend who leaked private photos and chats. Before that, Imad Wasim’s scandal with an Afghan girl broke out on social media. Fast bowler Shaheen Shah was also caught flirting with the notorious TikToker, Hareem Shah.
And now, leg-spinner Shadab Khan is in the news for a similar scandal.
A Dubai-based girl, Ashreena Safia, has accused the Islamabad United captain of cheating after being in a relationship for a year. According to her, the cricketer also threatened to leak her objectionable videos and images if she spoke about it on social media.
In a long Instagram post, Ashreena claimed to have spent over $15,000 to be with her boyfriend on foreign tours and leagues.
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YES I see all the messages you guys send and it is very hard for me to accept but here we are. This is personal/vulnerable for me to share but I have a platform Alhamdulillah to do right. 🙏🏼 I’m sorry to all the girls who reached out for help when they were used and taken advantage of by the person I was with. Astaghfirullah that I believed his lies and unconsciously enabled his behavior. I have zero to gain from posting this but if I can help one girl become aware then I’m willing to jeopardize myself. I’ve been dealing with this since I moved to Dubai. Shadab is probably the first guy I’ve cared about so deeply and it’s hard to process this still. I cant address anything further for legal reasons so please respect my privacy. 🙏🏼
She had been to Guyana (during CPL), England (during World Cup), Bangladesh (during BBL), and Dubai to spend time with the cricketer on his promises to marry her one day.
So, according to her shadab khan is threating her that he might will leak her nude to public ?
Behan? Aus ne leak kia karni ha teri nudes? Jis ne dekhni hogi woh teri instagram profile visit karlega bhai.
Or Shadab Khan? Bachiyaan ghuma rahe ho isi liya ball nahi ghoom raha pic.twitter.com/fc0N29vfS1
— Muhammad Bilal (@Muhamma38332094) February 10, 2020
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is taking the matter seriously, and its anti-corruption unit has summoned the leg-spinner to explain the controversy.
During the hearing on Wednesday, Shadab was reportedly interrogated about the scandal and was reminded of his responsibilities.
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