India batsman Suresh Raina has added to the growing number of cricketers who have hit back at former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi for his recent anti-India remarks. Indian cricketers are really upset with Afridi and some of them have vowed to never interact with the former Pakistan captain again in their lives.
“Gosh! What all a person must do to remain relevant … Better do something for your failed nation and leave Kashmir alone,” Raina said on his official Twitter handle taking an indirect jibe on Afridi.
“I am a proud Kashmiri and it is and will always remain an inalienable part of India. Jai Hind!” he added.
Afridi recently accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of committing religious atrocities in India in a video which has gone viral on social media. Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir all have slammed the former Pakistan all-rounder for his comments.
Yuvraj and Harbhajan had recently come under fire for the appeal they made for people to donate to the Shahid Afridi Foundation in its fight against coronavirus. But now have decided to not to speak to Afridi again.
“Really disappointed by Shahid Afridi’s comments … 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,” Yuvraj said on his Twitter handle.
Harbhajan also retweeted Yuvraj’s tweeted and commented: “Yes never again no matter what.”
Harbhajan Singh further added that he will never keep any relationship or tie-up with Afridi again in his life after Afridi’s comments on Kashmir.
“This is very upsetting what Afridi has come up with , talking ill about our country and our PM. This is just not acceptable. All I have nothing to do with Afridi and never will”, said Bhajji on Aaj Tak.
“When the entire world is fighting coronavirus, you are concerned about Kashmir. Kashmir was, is and will always be ours.,” Dhawan tweeted in Hindi.
“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,” Dhawan tweeted.
Cricketer turned MP, Gautam Gambhir is also very upset with Afridi’s comments and hit back at him for the latter’s comment on Kashmir recently.
“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?” said Gambhir in a tweet on Sunday.
Afridi had earlier said that it “does not take a religious belief to feel the agony of Kashmiris … just a right heart at the right place. Save Kashmir,” Afridi said in a tweet last Friday.