Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has been slammed by many Indians for his insensitive tweet over Kashmir issue, in which he had tried to blame India for the bloodshed in the northernmost Indian state.
Not understanding the matter at all, Afridi tried to comment on a matter that has always been a sore point in India-Pakistan relations, and by suggesting that the UN and other international bodies should intervene, he made the matter even worse.
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
The tweet didn’t go down well with Twitterati and he was soon slammed by many Indians for his distasteful tweet.
Even known cricketers like Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, and Gautam Gambhir, who usually keep themselves away from political matters, slammed Afridi for his comment.
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
Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain so always. Kashmir is the pious land where my forefathers were born. I hope @SAfridiOfficial bhai asks Pakistan Army to stop terrorism and proxy war in our Kashmir. We want peace, not bloodshed and violence. 🙏
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) April 4, 2018
But one cricketer who seemed most pissed off with his tweet was our very own Gabbar – Shikhar Dhawan, who recently took to his own Twitter account to slam Afridi and give a hard-hitting reply which would make Afridi think twice before making such comments.
Take a look at his tweet:
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
In this ‘in your face’ tweet, Dhawan didn’t mince his words and clearly expressed anger against Afridi’s comment so as to let him know that his tweet was indeed a distasteful one and that when it comes to his country, Dhawan will not think twice before defending it.
Twitterati soon sent out their support to Dhawan and started to praise him.
— Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif_4) April 5, 2018
— Nikhil (@nikhilive_) April 5, 2018
— Shikhar Dhawan Fan Club (@Shikharfanclub) April 5, 2018
Wah Gabbar Dil jit liya bhai👌👌👌
— mohitsingh (@mohitsi73250544) April 5, 2018