Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi wanted cricketer Daren Sammy to adopt Islam.
His hopes grew as the cricketer was allegedly taking interest in Islam.
The two-time Twenty20 (T20) World Cup winning captain Darren Sammy enjoys close relations with Afridi.
But Daren Sammy denied any such talks and said for him it is Christianity alone.
Javed Afridi has said that Darren Sammy keeps good knowledge of Islam and is further studying the religion hinting at a possible conversion and he also wanted Muslims to pray for it (Sammy’s conversion).
Darren Sammy had captained Peshawar Zalmi in the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
This is how Daren Sammy shut up the conversion talks:
— Daren Sammy (@darrensammy88) March 23, 2017
Pakistani cricketers have often come under fire for asking non-Muslim players to embrace Islam.
Pakistan’s Ahmed Shehzad had attacked Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan over religion. He had told the Sri Lankan cricketer that:
“if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, straight to heaven.”
Dilshan’s reply was not caught by the mics but Shehzad went on to say, “Then be ready for the fire,” probably intending to scare Dilshan of the hellfire that awaited him for his apparent refusal to come to Islam.
Dilshan is the son of a Muslim father and a Buddhist mother and was earlier known as Tuwan Mohamed Dilshan, but he and his sisters followed Buddhism.