Shahid Afridi sparked another controversy on Sunday after a video of him went viral on social media where he can be seen making controversial remarks on Kashmir and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Indian cricket fraternity lashed out at Afridi for accusing PM Narendra Modi of committing religious atrocities in India.
In a viral video, Shahid Afridi could be seen talking ill about PM Modi. He said,
“I am in your beautiful village, I am very delighted. I was planning to visit you all for a long time. The world is currently infected by such a big disease. But the bigger disease is in Modi’s mind.”
“Modi deployed 7 lakh soldiers in Kashmir, same as the total strength of Pakistani forces,” he added while also saying that Kashmiris from India were also supporting the Pakistani Army.
While Shahid Afridi’s comments have irked Indians at large the Indian cricketing fraternity has given out intense reactions. Indian cricketers including Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Shikar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir have reacted to the controversy.
Shikhar Dhawan tweeted, “Is waqt jab saari duniya corona se lad rahi hai us waqt bhi tumko kashmir ki padi hai. Kashmir humara tha humare hai aur humara hi rahega. Chaiyeh 22 crore le ao, humara ek, sava lakh ke barabar hai . Baaki ginti apne aap kar lena @SAfridiOfficial.”
While Yuvraj Singh wrote, “Really disappointed by @SAfridiOfficial‘s comments on our Hon’b [email protected] ji. As a responsible Indian who has played for the country, I will never accept such words. I made an appeal on your behest for the sake of humanity. But never again. Jai Hind”
Indian politician and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir also took a dig at him and wrote, “Pak has 7 lakh force backed by 20 Cr ppl sys 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?”
Suresh Raina also joined the drill and tweeted, “Gosh! What all a person must do to remain relevant! Even more so for a nation that is living on alms. So, better do something for your failed nation and leave #Kashmir alone. I am a proud Kashmiri and it is and will always remain an inalienable part of India. Jai Hind!”
While Harbhajan Singh, in an interview with India Today said, “This man (Afridi) is talking ill about our country. All I have to say is we have nothing to do with Shahid Afridi. He has no right to speak ill against our country and he should stay in his country and limits.”