Former Indian cricketer and BJP leader Gautam Gambhir gave a befitting reply to former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi's call to the Pakistani people to unite for 'Kashmir Hour', hinting that Shahid Afridi was a self-embarrassment. Shahid Afridi chose to retort and launched a personal attack on Gautam Gambhir on his social media handle. The banter took an ugly turn as Gautam Gambhir had a few harsh words for Shahid Afridi after the latter's latest tweet. Shahid Afridi had earlier called for people to support Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
The former Indian opener lashed out at Shahid Afridi and said that Shahid Afridi had refused to grow up with age and was politicizing issues out of proportion. Gautam Gambhir said that Shahid Afridi's mental and physical growth were not in sync as the former Pakistani skipper was in favour of politicising the Kashmir issue and launching a personal attack on Gautam Gambhir. Further, Gautam Gambhir invited Shahid Afridi to join politics, sarcastically hinting to Afridi that politics required people with knowledge such as Shahid Afridi himself. Watch the video above.
Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat ridiculed Shahid Afridi's cricketing career, hinting at the number of times Shahid Afridi has left the Pakistan team high and dry. Naila Inayat, known for her attacks that are disguised with wit and humour, attacked the cricketer after he made a rallying call, echoing Pakistan PM Imran Khan's plea for people to support 'Kashmir Hour'. Naila Inayat's take at Shahid Afridi left the netizens in peals of laughter, even as enraged Shahid Afridi fans tried to rebuke. Naila Inayat wished that Shahid Afridi spent more time in the crease than responding to rallying calls of cricketers turned politicians. Here's what Naila Inayat had to say to Shahid Afridi:
How I wish you had responded to these calls of standing for half an hour when you'd came out to bat and leave in a jiffy. https://t.co/AbyLsFG9LZ— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) August 28, 2019
With Pakistan's attempts to get international intervention via the United Nations have failed miserably, it is now using other tactics to garner global attention towards Kashmir. Just days after boxer Amir Khan visited the LoC, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to reveal that he was planning to visit the LoC soon. Shahid Afridi rallied for people to support Pakistan PM Imran Khan's call to 'show solidarity' with the people of Kashmir and said that he will also be visiting the house of a 'martyr' on September 6. It has become a trend in Pakistan ever since the abrogation of Article 370 to spread fake news about civil unrest and oppression in Kashmir even though there is no proof to suggest the same. Pakistan has also been exposed recently for pushing and promoting fake news in order to create unrest and misinform people about the happenings in Kashmir. Here's what Shahid Afridi had to say about Kashmir:
Let’s respond to PM call for Kashmir Hour as a nation. I will be at Mazar e Quaid at 12 pm on Friday. Join me to express solidarity with our Kashmiri brethren.— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 28, 2019
On 6 Sep I will visit home of a Shaheed. I will soon be visiting LOC.