Gautam Gambhir, former World Cup-winning Indian cricketer-turned-politician, has once again lashed out at former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, following the latter’s recent comments against India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to a video clip reported by media channel which is being shared on social media, Afridi was heard criticising PM Modi.
Afridi recently visited the Pakistan occupied area of Kashmir where he mocked PM Modi and said ‘the bigger disease is in Modi’s mind’ while also saying that the 7 Lakh Pakistan Army has the backing of the 20 crore people of Pakistan.
“I am in your beautiful village, I am very delighted. I was planning to visit you all from a long time. The world is currently infected by such a big disease,” said Shahid Afridi before taking a shot at PM Modi, saying: “But the bigger disease is in Modi’s mind.”
Afridi even went on to express his desire to captaining the Kashmir team in the Pakistan Super League while also claiming that a majority of India’s Kashmir supports Pakistan and its army.
In reply to Afridi’s remarks, Gambhir wrote: “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?” he added.
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?
Gambhir and Afridi shared intense cricket rivalry when the two were playing for their respective countries. The former Pakistan allrounder in his autobiography ‘The Gamechanger’, which was published in April last year, had given his opinion about Gambhir, someone with whom he clashed several times on field during his career.
In April, Gambhir had replied to Afridi and said: “Someone who doesn’t remember his age how will he remember my records! ok. Shahid Afridi let me remind you one: 2007 T20 WC final, Ind vs Pak Gambhir 75 off 54 balls vs Afridi 0 off 1 ball. Most important: We won the Cup. And yes, I’ve attitude towards liars, traitors & opportunists,” he had said.