Mohammad Kaif Slams Pakistan PM Imran Khan Over His UNGA Speech

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Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif called Pakistan as a 'safe breeding ground for terrorists,' and labelled Pakistan PM's speech at the UNGA as 'unfortunate'

Written By Jitesh Vachhatani | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif slammed Pakistan Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on October 6, and called Pakistan as a 'safe breeding ground for terrorists,' after the latter's speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last week. In his speech at the UNGA, Khan spoke about Islamophobia, Kashmir and also said that terrorism has no religion. To which Kaif replied by saying religion might have nothing to do with terrorism but your country has. Earlier, former cricketers, Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly had also slammed the Pakistani PM for his speech at the UN. 

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Kaif calls Khan's UNGA speech 'unfortunate'

The former Indian cricketer took to Twitter on Sunday and said Pakistan is a safe breeding ground for terrorists. He also called Imran Khan's speech at the UNGA as 'unfortunate' and derided the Prime Minister for falling from being a great cricketer to a 'puppet' of the Pakistani Army and terrorists. Earlier on October 2, Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh had also criticised PM Khan for his remarks of 'bloodbath' and 'fight to the end.' Mohammed Kaif played over 120 ODIs, 70 T20s and 13 Test matches in Indian colours. He is notably known for his fielding and for his unbeaten 87 against England at Lord's in the 2002 Natwest Series. 

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Sportsmen lash out at PM Khan 

Pakistan PM Imran Khan received a lot of criticism over his speech at the UNGA in New York on September 27. Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly called his speech 'rubbish' and also stated that this is not the cricketer Imran Khan that the world knew of. Former Indian Opener Virender Sehwag labelled Imran Khan's speech in the UNGA as 'pathetic' and said that Imran Khan was always finding ways to humiliate himself. The attack on the Pakistani PM comes after his address at the UN where he attempted to colour India's image in the global circle but failed to win over any support. 

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