Shahid Afridi, the Pakistan batsman, was involved in an altercation with spectators during a domestic match in Karachi on Friday. Afridi was accused of slapping a fan in the face while turning out for Habib Bank Limited against Pakistan International Airlines in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, though he denied the speculation.
"I didn't slap anyone," Afridi told Reuters. "There was this guy who was chasing and pushing me for an autograph. I just pushed him away."
A local reporter and television cameraman claimed they had seen Afridi slap the autograph hunter after play finished for the day.
This isn't the first time Afridi has been involved in an incident with a spectator. He had been banned from four ODIs in 2007 after brandishing his bat at a spectator during a one-dayer in Pakistan's tour of South Africa.