Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir hits back at Shahid Afridi for his controversial comments on Kashmir

Shahid Afridi brought up the Kashmir issue during his recent visit to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and has been receiving a lot of backlash for Indian citizens as a result.

Shikhar Dhawan is the latest Indian cricketer who has hit out at Shahid Afridi for his controversial comments on Kashmir during a recent visit to the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

A video clip of Afridi spewing venom among the people at a village in the POK and instigating them has gone viral on social media. The former Pakistan captain can be heard criticising Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for deploying a huge force in the Kashmir valley and calling him a bigger disease than coronavirus.

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“Is waqt jab saari duniya corona se lad rahi hai us waqt bhi tumko kashmir ki padi hai. Kashmir humara tha humare hai aur humara hi rahega. Chaiyeh 22 crore le ao, humara ek, sava lakh ke barabar hai . Baaki ginti apne aap kar lena,” Dhawan tweeted in response to Afridi’s comments.

Shikhar Dhawan becomes the fourth high profile Indian cricketer after Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh to lash out at Afridi.

Earlier an angry Harbhajan Singh called Shahid Afridi unworthy of his friendship, while Yuvraj Singh regretted his call for assistance to the Pakistani player’s charity, both former India players expressing disappointment for his anti-India comments.

Last month, Harbhajan and Yuvraj had posted videos in support of ‘Shahid Afridi Foundation’ which was raising funds for the underprivileged affected by COVID-19 pandemic.

“It was Afridi who requested me and Yuvi to do a video in support of his foundation as the spread of pandemic doesn’t see religion or borders. But then he would time and again make anti-India comments,” Harbhajan told PTI on Sunday.

“I feel terrible that I even called him a friend. He is not a worthy human being who can be called a friend. I am done with calling Afridi a friend,” he added.

Harbhajan ने कहा देश के लिए जिया हूं देश के लिए ही मरूंगा भी।

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Former All Rounder Yuvraj Singh too expressed his anger through social media and said that he would never accept such words.

Gautam Gambhir also expressed grief on twitter in response to Afridi’s comments.

“Pakistan has 7 lakh force backed by 20 crore people says 16-year-old man @SAfridiOfficial. Yet begging for Kashmir for 70 years. Jokers like Afridi, Imran & Bajwa can spew venom against India & PM @narendramodi ji to fool Pak ppl but won’t get Kashmir till judgment day! Remember Bangladesh?” Gambhir tweeted.