Virat Kohli weighs his opinion on Shahid Afridi's comment on Kashmir violence

Earlier, Gambhir and Afridi were engaged in a banter on this highly sensitive issue.

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India and Pakistan have been fighting for Kashmir for a long time now and they are yet to find a solution for the same resulting in frequent war-like situations between the army of both the countries. While the current situation is not so good in the State, the former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi urged United Nations to intervene only to spark a huge debate among the cricketers. However, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli has weighed in his opinion on this matter now.

Afridi’s comment on ‘India’ occupied Kashmir attracted a lot of outrage including that of his not so good friend Gautam Gambhir. He criticised the Pakistani cricketer heavily calling his dictionary as ‘retarded’ which sparked the debate a lot more. While the issue is highly sensitive for both the countries, the matter could’ve been handled in a better way by both the celebrity cricketers. Nevertheless, the debate has started and it will go on for ages it seems now.

What did Kohli say?

Virat Kohli is currently gearing up for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Bengaluru where he will lead his franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. When he was asked about the Kashmir issue, the Indian captain was very safe in choosing his words and believed that he will always think what is better for his nation. “As an Indian you want to express what is best for your nation & my interests are always for the benefit of our nation. If anything opposes it, I would never support it for sure,” he said according to ANI.

However, he also felt that one should not comment on any issue without having the full knowledge of it. “But having said that, it’s a very personal choice for someone to comment about certain issues. Unless I have total knowledge of the issues & the intricacies of it I don’t engage in it but definitely your priority stays with your nation,” Kohli added.

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