Shahid Afridi during the match against Australia. Pakistan have lost the match by 21 runs.

Shahid Afridi once again brought up the Kashmir issue on Friday as he thanked supporters from the valley for turning up to cheer his team in the lost World T20 match against Australia here in Mohali on March 25.

“I want to thank the people of Kolkata (the venue of a previous World T20 match against India) for supporting us. I thank people who came and supported us from Pakistan and Kashmir. I also want to thank the BCCI for taking good care of us in India,” Afridi said in the post-match presentation after Pakistan’s 21-run defeat to Australia drawing a loud applause from the stands.

The defeat to Australia knocked out Pakistan from the World T20 2016. Pakistan have won only one match against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens.

In the previous match against New Zealand, Afridi had similarly thanked supporter from Kashmir during the toss, a comment that drew flak from BCCI secretary and BJP MP Anurag Thakur.

Thakur had slammed Pakistan T20 captain as he said, “Afridi’s comment was “not politically correct”.

Afridi is set to face Pakistan Cricket Board’s wrath as their campaign end with a sore note. Earlier PCB had said that Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younis will be sacked irrespective of the outcome Pakistan’s performance in the World T20.

That sensitive comment was lambasted with former captain Javed Miandad going to the extent of saying that the all-rounder should be ashamed of himself.

Taking a dig at those who criticized him for that remark, Afridi today said, “My comment was meant for educated people.”

  • SHARE
    Sports Crazy man, Live in cricket, Love writing, Studied English journalism in Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Chose sports as the subject for study, Born 24 years ago during the 1992 Cricket world cup. When he is not writing love to watch movies and reading books and novels.

    Related Posts

    IND vs NZ 2017: Very tempted to Play Kuldeep and Chahal Every Game –...

    Team India skipper Virat Kohli, who had started off his captaincy career on a sensational note will be eager to continue his dream run...
    Sarfraz Nawaz, FIR, Islamabad, PCB, Spot-fixing, Death Threats, Bookmakers, PSL, Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif,

    Sarfraz Nawaz Receives ‘Death Threat’ from Illegal Bookmakers

    Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz, who has been in the news for all the wrong reasons on Friday went on to complain the...
    Cyrstal Palace FC, Liverpoor, Dr Zafar Iqbal, Pakistan, England, Sports Medicine Clinician, Head of Sports Medicine, Peshawar Zalmi, PSL, Medical Advisor

    Exclusive: Sports Medicine Specialist Dr Zafar Iqbal takes a Stride for Success from Pakistan...

    Cricket has had its fair share of injuries and there have been suggestions that due to the lack of resources, it doesn’t have the...

    Becoming The World Number One Bowler is a Dream Come True – Hasan Ali

    Hasan Ali's first year in international cricket could not have been better. The right-arm pacer, who made his ODI debut in August last year...

    Don’t Want To Lose Due To Mistakes: Brazil U-17 Coach

    Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu on Saturday said that his team has all bases covered ahead of their crunch FIFA U-17 World...