J&K's Article 370 Scrapped: Olympian Sushil Kumar Counter-punches Shahid Afridi For Interfering In India's Matters

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:


  • India's only double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar has asked Shahid Afridi not to interfere in India's matters and instead focus on his country's politics
  • The wrestler also told Afridi that he better not do any politics against India on Kashmir

After the Modi government on Monday moved to scrap Article 370 pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir and fully integrate the state with India while simultaneously bifurcating it into two union territories - J&K and Ladakh - former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi took to Twitter yet again to attack India's historic move. In response, India's wrestling superstar Sushil Kumar has asked Shahid Afridi not to interfere in the country's matters and instead focus on his own country's politics. 

Sushil Kumar delivers a counter-punch to Afridi 

In an exclusive interview to Republic TV, Sushil Kumar, who is India's only double Olympic medalist, gave it back to Afridi by saying that the former Pakistan skipper dare not talk about Kashmir and that he is free to do politics in his own country. 

The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 silver medalist also hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the central government.

"I congratulate Modiji and central government for repealing Article 370 and also making Jammu & Kashmir a union territory. I hope Kashmir will once again be known as Switzerland and heaven on earth."

Shahid Afridi mocks the United Nations and requests Donald Trump to intervene 

After the Rajya Sabha passed a statutory resolution on Article 370 and the state Reorganisation bill on Monday, former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi took to Twitter yet again in his attempt to needle India.

The ex-all-rounder said that  Kashmiris must 'be given their due rights as per UN resolution'. He also said that the world peace body United Nations was sleeping. Afridi tried to bring in Donald Trump and ignorantly said that the 'US President must play his role to mediate.' This despite the United States clarifying that Kashmir remains a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and that Pakistan must stop supporting terror group against India.

Read Afridi's tweet here:

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Gautam Gambhir lashes out at Afridi

Gambhir who does not share a good relationship with Afridi since their playing days lashed out at former captain for trying to malign India. The 2011 World Cup-winner took to social media and wrote that the unprovoked aggression and crimes against humanity would indeed be sorted, except that they were happening in PoK.

In fact, the cricketer-turned-commentator and politician said that Afridi is spot on but the only thing he forgot to mention that all this is happening in "Pakistan Occupied Kashmir".

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