Former Pakistan all-rounder, Shahid Afridi is back in the and this time, his remarks have made Indians furious. He was seen talking against India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to a video clip reported by ABP news. It is said that the Afridi had visited Kashmir (POK) dressed in army fatigues.
The all-rounder was heard saying, “I’ve been deeply humbled by all the love shown to me by the people of Kashmir. I hope that there will be a team from Kashmir in the next edition of the PSL. If there will be a team from Kashmir, I will want to play for that team.” Afridi had also taken to Twitter to comment on Kashmir. He had written, “It does not take a religious belief to feel the agony of Kashmiris…just a right heart at the right place. Save Kashmir.”
The comments have not been received well by the netizens and former Indian opener, Gautam Gambhir took to social media to reply about the same.
Gambhir tweeted: “Pak has 7 lakh force backed by 20 Cr ppl says 16 yr old man @SAfridiOfficial. Yet begging for Kashmir for 70 yrs. Jokers like Afridi, Imran & Bajwa can spew venom against India & PM @narendramodi ji to fool Pak ppl but won’t get Kashmir till judgment day! Remember Bangladesh?”
Pak has 7 lakh force backed by 20 Cr ppl says 16 yr old man @SAfridiOfficial. Yet begging for Kashmir for 70 yrs. Jokers like Afridi, Imran & Bajwa can spew venom against India & PM @narendramodi ji to fool Pak ppl but won't get Kashmir till judgment day! Remember Bangladesh?
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 17, 2020
While many are criticizing Afridi, some have even included Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh into this controversy after the two cricketers had pledged support to Afridi’s foundation in the fight against coronavirus last month. Both the Indian cricketers had posted a video on Twitter asking people to donate to Afridi’s foundation.
The peace-loving exchange had ended in hatred and many had even slammed them for supporting Pakistan. Some even questioned the duo’s nationality. Seeing all the backlash, Yuvraj had to even put out a post saying that he won’t stop doing good for humanity and that he is truly an Indian.
Here is how Indian’s are currently reacting to Shahid Afridi’s latest remarks:
Shahid Afridi abusing Our Army & PM Shri Narendra Modi.
Kuchh din pahle apne hi desh ke kuchh Gaddar cricketer eske Foundations ke liye paise mang rahe the.
Biggest Shame 😡 pic.twitter.com/eoe7FXD2TH
— Pushpendra Kulshreshtha (@iArmySupporter) May 16, 2020
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) May 17, 2020
Shahid Afridi received donations from Indian cricketers @YUVSTRONG12 and @harbhajan_singh. Now every day he's tweeting against India. Here he's at the LoC in Kashmir, raging impotently against ending of special status. pic.twitter.com/YpIFN3nxfU
— Rakesh Krishnan Simha (@ByRakeshSimha) May 16, 2020
Watch this video, Pakistani Shahid Afridi abusing our PM & Army.
Here our few cricketers whom India given love, respect, honour have been collecting funds for him. Shame @YUVSTRONG12 @harbhajan_singh. And the money given will be used against India only
— Ashwani Dubey (@AdvAshwaniDubey) May 17, 2020
Upload this viedo. Tag the two rubbish @YUVSTRONG12 @harbhajan_singh , and say shame on you.. At least Afridi is loyal to their country but you two guys r enemy for our country….. pic.twitter.com/GPL3LPxBTx
— दिव्यांश (@sharmajeehai) May 17, 2020
— Pradeep kumar (@Pradeepkum999) May 17, 2020
— वरूण श्रीवास्तव (@HarshitVarun) May 17, 2020
Shahid Afridi visited Kashmir (POK) dressed in army fatigues – Openly threw jeered at India & Modi!
Dear @YUVSTRONG12 & @harbhajan_singh
You blokes shouldve thought before before funding his NGO! If you cant stand in Solidarity with Indian SF, atleast dont suck up to the enemy! pic.twitter.com/756NAlL9Bj
— theZULU🇮🇳 (@RaveenKr) May 17, 2020
— The Frustrated Indian (@FrustIndian) May 17, 2020