Shahid Afridi is famous for remaining in news for his controversial statement on Indian cricket and politics. For which, he is also been slammed on social media by fans and other cricketers. However, the former Pakistani cricketer doesn’t fear to give such statements, saying that he always supports the truth.
Shahid Afridi, in the recent interaction with Cricket Pakistan, opened up on the remark on Kashmir issue, which always remains a hot topic in India and Pakistan media. He had said that Kashmiris were in agony and they need to be saved
“It does not take a religious belief to feel the agony of Kashmiris…just a right heart at the right place. Save Kashmir,” Afridi had written on Twitter.
Afridi had also said that Narendra Modi is worse than coronavirus. Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh were infuriated with his statement. Subsequently, the two Indian cricket stars went on to say that they are no longer friends with him anymore.
When asked if he isn’t afraid of losing social media followers (like compatriot Shoaib Akhtar) by making such comments, Afridi said that he would never back from speaking the truth irrespective of the religion or country.
“One should always speak the truth, no matter what happens. I believe humanity is above everything else which is why I don’t shy away from voicing my opinion, even if it involves India,” he said.
Shahid Afridi on his relation with Gautam Gambhir:
Shahid Afridi’s Twitter confrontation with former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir also remains the big show among cricket fans. Well, all of it started way back in 2007, when Gambhir and Afridi shared a heated argument in the cricket field since then the relation between the two has remained sour.
Talking about his relationship with Gambhir, he said that such incidents happen in cricket but one should not stretch it outside the field.
“Such things shouldn’t influence your daily life and outside the field, we should all be good friends,” he said.
Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi recovered from coronavirus last month after isolating himself.