Watch: Shahid Afridi Lauded By Fans From Both Sides Of The Border For His Hearty Message
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has been trending on the social media for his comments on the India – Pakistan rivalry on the field. India and Pakistan recently played against each other in the Champions Trophy 2017 finals at the KIA Oval, London.
The match ended in a stunning fashion as Pakistan, pitted as the underdogs, thrashed Indian by a massive 180 runs margin to list the trophy. The win came as a huge relief for the Pakistan cricket fans who were living in the shadows after facing some really tough times on the social media following Team Pakistan’s constant failure to get better of India at ICC events in recent times.
The victory also kicked off a social media storm as fans from both the sides got themselves engaged in a verbal duel trying to mock each other. While the Pakistanis taunted ‘Mauka-Mauka,’ the Indians relieved themselves by conceding the loss as a Father’s day gift to the Men in Green supporters.
But, amid all this heat, Shahid Afridi, who used to be known for his feisty attitude and playing style, shared his wisdom with his fans and the media section after being asked about is the reaction of the India-Pakistan rivalry.
He felts that when both countries shared almost equal cultures and linguistic habits and also many similar likes and dislikes then why to spread such hatred in name of rivalry.
These words were wonderful and instantly created the headline all over the social media and also brought the fans from both sides together. It was a great gesture from the former cricketer. This also comes as a huge relief for the ones who were actually rooting for a mature sporting relation between both the nations.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Team was given a heroic welcome at home. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed’s Karachi residence was mobbed by happy spectators craving to see their winning skipper with the Champions Trophy.
Here is the video:
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