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Gautam Gambhir lashes out at Shahid Afridi over controversial remarks on Kashmir

Gautam Gambhir once again hit out at Shahid Afridi for his comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a desire to play in a Kashmiri team for PSL.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: May 19, 2020 12:32:41 am
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After Shahid Afridi requested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to include a team from Kashmir in Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 6 and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Indian cricketer and current Lok Sabha member Gautam Gambhir hit back at the former Pakistani all-rounder.

On his recent visit to Pakistan occupied Kashmir, Afridi had said that he wanted to play his ‘last PSL season from the Kashmir team’ and made a comment on the Indian Prime Minister.

“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,” Afridi said.

“I would like to request PCB to introduce a team from Kashmir in next season. I wish to play my last PSL season from Kashmir team, in fact as their captain,” Afridi said. “I’ve been deeply humbled by all the love shown to me by the people of Kashmir. I hope they will support me at their full if I play for them in PSL.”

READ | ‘Afridi has crossed all limits, no further relations’: Harbhajan Singh

Not stopping at that he also attacked PM Modi, a snippet of which was widely shared on social media on Sunday-

Afridi’s comments, however, did not go down well with Gambhir, who responded in a tweet tagging PM Modi, saying, “Pakistan has 7 lakh force backed by 20 Crore people, says 16-year-old man Shahid Afridi.”

“Yet begging for Kashmir for 70 yrs. Jokers like Afridi, Imran, and Bajwa can spew venom against India and PM Narendra Modi ji to fool Pakistan people but won’t get Kashmir till judgment day! Remember Bangladesh?”

Gambhir has been in a war of words with Afridi for the past few years now. Last month, he called his Pakistan counterpart a ‘liar’, ‘traitor’, and an ‘opportunist’ after Afridi’s memoir titled Gamechanger came out.

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