Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi’s comments over Kashmir sparked massive controversy and the Indians gave him a piece of their mind on Twitter. The veteran all-rounder was not only slammed by laymen but also some famous Indian celebrities.
Indian cricketer and acting Delhi Daredevils captain, Gautam Gambhir was the first one to fire shots at Afridi by terming him as a retard. Gambhir, who was involved in an on-field altercation with Afridi during his India days, also blamed Afridi for having the mentality of an ‘UNDER NINETEEN’.
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?
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 3, 2018
Here is what Gambhir said
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!!!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 3, 2018
Following the left-handed genius, a handful of Indian cricketers like Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Kaif and Suresh Raina also joined the party. However, we have the latest addition to the list.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan came up with a befitting reply to the Pakistani power-hitter taking the war of words to a different level altogether.
Pehle khudke desh ki haalat sudharo. Apni soch apne paas rakho. Apne desh ka joh hum kar rahe hai woh acha hi hai aur aage jo karna hai woh humein ache se pata hai. Zyaada dimaag mat lagao @SAfridiOfficial
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 5, 2018
Dhawan’s answer can be roughly translated to,
“Improve the conditions of your own country first. Keep your thought to yourself. What we are doing for our nation is good for us and we know what we’re going to do ahead. Don’t make unnecessary use of your brain!”
With Indian cricketers lashing out at Afridi one after another, it can be safely assumed that the former Pakistan skipper got a foot wrong in his actions. While we are still waiting for a reply from Afridi himself, there is no doubt over the fact that the Indians are definitely not pleased with him.