Shahid Afridi comes up with a hilarious reply after being asked about on Team India wearing army caps
The move by the Men in Blue haven't gone down well with several of Pakistan's minister's as well as the PCB.
Updated - Mar 12, 2019 10:11 am
Team India’s decision to wear camouflage military caps during the third ODI against Australia has divided the cricketing fraternity into two halves mainly because of Pakistan. While the majority has praised the players’ gesture which was a tribute to the soldiers in the wake of the Pulwama attack, Pakistan seems to be unimpressed with the act. Several of their ministers accused India of politicising the game.
On Sunday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ehsan Mani had confirmed that the Pakistan board had sent a strongly-worded letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC), calling for action against India for wearing the caps. The latest to give his opinion on the matter is former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi who is currently plying his trade for Multan Sultans in the ongoing Pakistan Super League.
Afridi was interacting with the media following his side’s impressive win over Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium in Karachi on Monday. This is when one of the journalists decided to take Afridi’s opinion on the Indian team wearing army caps as a mark of respect for the Pulwama terror attack victims. Team manager Nadeem Khan immediately intervened and told the journalists to ask cricket-related questions.
But before the dust could settle down, Afridi came up with a hilarious reply. With a big smile on his face, the allrounder said: “Caps pehni to utar bi deen (They wore but took it off as well)”
Here is a clip of that moment:
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) March 11, 2019
ICC responds to PCB’s letter:
The ICC, meanwhile, has dashed PCB’s hopes of seeing India face sanctions for donning the special caps by confirming that the BCCI had taken permission for the same.
“The BCCI sought permission from the ICC to wear the caps as part of a fundraising drive and in memory of fallen soldiers who have died, which was granted,” ICC spokeswoman Claire Furlong told The Associated Press in an e-mail on Monday.