Members of the Indian cricketing fraternity, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan and former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir slammed Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi after he recently made derogatory comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also raked up the Kashmir issue.
A video of the former Pakistani all-rounder went viral in which he can be heard speaking against PM Modi and make incensed remarks over Kashmir.
What @SAfridiOfficial is saying is not surprising. Pakistan was created on foundation of Hindu hatred.
When a Pakistani comes to India to make money through films, sports, business or even as a tourist, he puts on a mask of “love & humanity”.
This is the face behind the mask. pic.twitter.com/TCCQwE22rG
— Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) (@majorgauravarya) May 17, 2020
Yuvraj Singh expressed his displeasure at Afridi’s derogatory comments as he stated that he ‘made an appeal on your behest for the sake of humanity. But never again.’
Really disappointed by @SAfridiOfficial‘s comments on our Hon’b PM @narendramodi 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 🇮🇳
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 17, 2020
Shikhar Dhawan, in a sharp tweet, said “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“.
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
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 17, 2020
“Some people just grow by age but not by mind. Afridi has now become a 16-year-old man. While the world is fighting against coronavirus pandemic, you are busy discussing Kashmir and making snide comments about India’s Prime Minister. It reveals your and your country’s thoughts. It is unfortunate,” Gambhir told ANI, commenting on Afridi’s remarks.
He said that Afridi is doing politics as it has become a trend in Pakistan that if one has to remain in the limelight, he or she should need to speak about India and its Prime Minister.
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He further said, “You should not have made such statements while distributing food to poor people. I would like to say that before making such statements, you need to first look into your country’s situation. While your country does not have money and people are dying, you are doing politics because it has become a trend in Pakistan that if you have to be popular, then you need to speak about India and India’s Prime Minister.”
Continuing his tirade against Afridi, Gambhir said that Pakistan is busy sneaking terrorists across the border at a time when the world is grappling with coronavirus pandemic.
“Playing politics at a time when the whole world is dealing with coronavirus pandemic and there is an economic crisis, this (your statement) reveals the thoughts of your country. Even during this crisis, your country is busy doing cross-border terrorism and sending terrorists into our land. If such is your thought, then obviously you cannot develop neither mentally, human nor in terms of nation,” the cricketer-turned-politician said.