Gautam Gambhir hits back at Shahid Afridi for his statement on ‘Kashmir’

Afridi has called for UN’s intervention on Kashmir issue.

Afridi and Gambhir clash during an India-Pakistan encounter in Kanpur back in 2007 | AFP

Veteran India opener Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday (March 3) hit back at former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi for his controversial remarks on Kashmir’ that became the talk of the town on social media.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Gambhir wrote: “Media called me for reaction on @SAfridiOfficial tweet on OUR Kashmir & @UN. What’s there to say? Afridi is only looking for @UN which in his retarded dictionary means “UNDER NINTEEN” his age bracket. Media can relax, @SAfridiOfficial is celebrating a dismissal off a no- ball!!!”

Earlier in the day, Afridi expressed his views after Indian security forces killed 13 terrorists in three gunfights in Kashmir, in which three soldiers and a civilian also died.

“Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self determination & independence. Wonder where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren't they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?” Afridi had tweeted.

It is not the first time Gambhir has slammed Afridi on the public platform. Back in 2011, the Delhi born cricketer had criticized Afridi for his derogatory statement on Indians. Afridi had labelled the Indians as small-hearted people after Pakistan’s defeat in the semi-final of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup against India. Moreover, Gambhir and Afridi had also indulged in a seriously heated exchange during the bilateral ODI series in 2007.


By Salman Anjum - 03 Apr, 2018

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