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Kohli, Raina lash out at Afridi for Kashmir tweet

The Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan has now extended to a social media dispute between cricketers. One of the most popular figures in world cricket, Shahid Afridi on Tuesday tweeted supporting the people of Kashmir and raised voice on behalf of the innocent people. He said that the situation was “appalling and worrisome in Indian-occupied Kashmir”

Afterwards, controversial Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir who has been out of national team since a long time, rejected Afridi’s understanding of the situation in Kashmir and went for personal attack.

Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli who is known to maintain a good relation with Shahid Afridi stressed that he could “never support” anything that harms the interests of India. “As an Indian you want to express what is best for your nation and my interests are always for the benefit of our nation. If anything opposes it, I would never support it for sure,” ANI quoted Kohli as saying.

“But having said that, it’s a very personal choice for someone to comment about certain issues. Unless I have total knowledge of the issues and the intricacies of it I don’t engage in it but definitely your priority stays with your nation,” he added.

Another player of Indian team Suresh Raina reiterated that Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain so always. “Kashmir is the pious land where my forefathers were born. I hope @SAfridiOfficial bhai asks Pakistan Army to stop terrorism and proxy war in our Kashmir. We want peace, not bloodshed and violence,” he wrote on Twitter.

However, Afridi with an another tweet proved his humanity again and said he wants only peace.

 


–Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com

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