Star Pakistani cricketer, Shahid Afridi, definitely knows how to trigger 1.3 billion people with his words, and his bat. Remember the Asia Cup final? I bet you do.
The all-rounder has been quite vocal about Kashmir and his remarks on a recent visit there has sparked plenty of talk in India. Pakistan and Kashmir are often hot topics on Twitter in India, and this time around Shahid Afridi is trending on both sides of the border.
In his video, which has gone viral on social media, Afridi exposed Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s fascism.
Without further ado, let’s have a look at what he said that made quite a few Indian cricketers lose their cool:
This is why Harbhajan Singh is unhappy.
Shahid Afridi "We even brought down their 'choozay' from the air, gave them tea and then sent them back to their country with respect" #ShahidAfridi #HarbhajanSingh #India #Pakistan #KashmirWantsFreedom pic.twitter.com/mARxgdrMv2
— It's Cricket Time (@itscrickettime) May 17, 2020
A number of Indian cricketers have given a strong response to Shahid Afridi. Here are a few:
Pak has 7 lakh force backed by 20 Cr ppl says 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?
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 17, 2020
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
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!🇮🇳❤️💪
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 17, 2020
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
Yes NEVER AGAIN no matter what https://t.co/PZBWAEoloR
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 17, 2020
Both Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh donated to Shahid Afridi Foundation to help the needy in Pakistan amid dire circumstances due to COVID-19. The two had to face plenty of backlash from the masses for helping Pakistan, however, Afridi used that money to distribute ration among the members of the Hindu community.
Pakistanis are having a field day on Twitter, roasting the Indians and cricketers like Gautam Gambhir. It is worth noting that the active Pakistani cricketers are almost always mum about Kashmir, whereas the Indian stars are always seen joining the debate on social media platforms.
Let’s have a look at some of the funniest tweets on the subject:
— تابش شفیق حسین (@bDmCzLqfmH147Zy) May 18, 2020
— Tuaiban Yousuf طیبان (@tuaibyousuf) May 18, 2020
— Omair4real_🌹 (@HereOmair) May 17, 2020
— Zeeshan Haider (@Zeeshanjaura) May 18, 2020
— WASEEM TARIQ (@Wasim5533) May 18, 2020
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