Shahid Afridi’s response to the criticism on his Kashmir tweet is surely going to miff Indian fans
He was severely criticised by the Indian cricketers for his controversial tweet over 'India' occupied Kashmir.
Published - Apr 7, 2018 3:05 pm | Updated - Apr 7, 2018 3:05 pm
The former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi recently faced the outrage of the Indian cricketers and fans over his tweet on ‘India’ occupied Kashmir. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli among many others came out in support of the Indian army and lashed out at him for his comment. It once again proved that all is not well between India and Pakistan as far as the issue of Kashmir is concerned and the two nations continue to fight over the matter.
Afridi had earlier urged the United Nations to intervene in the bloodshed going on in the ‘India’ occupied Kashmir in which the innocents were being killed according to him. This didn’t go down well with the Indian fans as they were miffed by his tweet and in the process, the Pakistani cricketer also went on to face the backlash from the former and current Indian players.
What did Afridi say now?
Shahid Afridi, however, had cleared the intentions of his tweet after facing the criticism from Gambhir but didn’t feel that he has said anything wrong. Meanwhile, in India, a lot were already irked and even Shikhar Dhawan lashed out at him with harsh words much like the other cricketers. The legendary cricketer Sachin also termed Afridi as ‘outsider’ which fuelled the issue even more. However, after all this outrage Afridi has responded that he doesn’t care about all those messages as he spoke the truth.
According to Saj Sajid, the editor of Pak Passion, Shahid Afridi said, “I’m not worried about the response to my tweet from some. I believe I spoke the truth and I have the right to speak the truth. Moreover, this comment from him is surely going to eke out even more responses now and it remains to be seen if the Indian players react over the same. Prior to this, he had also denied playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) calling Pakistan Super League (PSL) as the best league.
Shahid Afridi "I'm not worried about the response to my tweet from some. I believe I spoke the truth and I have the right to speak the truth"
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) April 4, 2018
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