Shahid Afridi criticises Modi for escalating tensions in IOK in viral video, enrages Indian cricketers

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi, during a recent visit of Azad Kashmir, was seen addressing a crowd in a video on social media.

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Boom Boom, a vocal critic of India’s atrocities in occupied Kashmir, once again took a dig at Modi over his role in escalating tensions in the region.

“Modi deployed 7 lakh soldiers in Kashmir, same as the total strength of Pakistani forces,” said Afridi.

“I am in your beautiful village, I am very delighted. I was planning to visit you all for a long time. The world is currently infected by such a big disease. But the bigger disease is in Modi’s mind.”

“We shot down their chick, served him tea and sent him back to his country with respect,” said Afridi while taking a shot at IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was captured and subsequently released as a peace gesture by PM Imran Khan.

Following Afridi’s remarks, various Indian cricketers took to social media to denounce Boom Boom for his anti-Modi rhetoric.

India cricketer Harbhajan Singh expressed his disappointment and disassociated himself from Lala’s charity.

“To be honest, he (Afridi) asked us to make an appeal for his charity. In good faith. We did it for humanity and for the people suffering due to the coronavirus,” said Harbhajan.

“This man is talking ill about our country. All I have to say is we have nothing to do with Afridi. He has no right to speak ill against our country and he should stay in his country and limits.”

“I have no relation or tie-up with  Afridi from here on,” he said.

India opener Shikhar Dhawan and star cricketer Suresh Raina, took to Twitter to slam Afridi for his irresponsible comments.

Bashing Afridi, Dhawan wrote, “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.”

“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!” tweeted Raina.

Yuvraj Singh, also reacted to Afridi’s remarks as he tweeted: “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.

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