Lahore: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has once again come out with an outrageous claim, stating that people in India are being oppressed. Recently, Afridi had to face the wrath of many former Indian cricketers like Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir for his anti-India remarks. But that hasn’t stopped him.
“I’ll remain thankful towards Harbhajan and Yuvraj for supporting my foundation. The real problem is that this is their compulsion. They live in that country. ‘Wo majboor hain’. They know that people are being oppressed in their country. I won’t say anything further,” Afridi said on Pakistan channel Hum News.
During his recent visit to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), Afridi had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of committing religious atrocities in India. Following this Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan, Yuvraj, Suresh Raina and Gambhir slammed the former all-rounder.
It came as a huge shock for Harbhajan and Yuvraj because the duo had gone out of their way to support Afridi’s foundation to help the poor and needy in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Yuvraj had 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.”
Afridi’s comments create a negative image of Pak cricket: Kaneria
Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria slammed Shahid Afridi for his anti-India remarks, saying his comments put the country’s cricket fraternity in bad light.
“Afridi should not use offensive words for India’s Prime Minister. Even Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan has never talked about India in such insolence and he will not do that in future too. Afridi needs to learn from him and should know there is always a limit when you talk,” Kaneria told India TV.
“Afridi should think before he talks on any matter. If he wants to join politics then he should leave cricket. You can’t stay in cricket and talk about political affairs. His comments create a negative image of Pakistan Cricket in front of India and the whole world,” he said.
“It is not fair, you are asking for a favor from them (Cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh) in the first case and then spitting poison against their Prime Minister. What kind of friendship are you pursuing?” Kaneria questioned.