Afridi, during his visit to the POK, had compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mind as ‘worse than coronavirus’ besides claiming that major part of Indians in Kashmir support the Pakistani army.
Afridi’s video has gone viral on social media and has been met with condemnation by 1.3 billion Indians. Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh have also come under the firing line due to their recent contribution to Shahid Afridi’s COVID-19 fund.
Commenting on Afridi’s remarks, the legendary off-spinner lashed out at the former Pakistani all-rounder, saying that he had only contributed to Afridi’s fund on his request but his outburst against India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unacceptable. Harbhajan went on to ask Afridi to ‘stay in his limits’.
“This is very upsetting what Shahid Afridi has come up with, talking ill about our country and our Prime Minister. This is just not acceptable,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.
“To be honest, he (Adridi) asked us to make an appeal for his charity. In good faith, we did it for humanity and for the people suffering due to the Coronavirus. He added.
“Even our Prime Minister has said that Coronavirus is a fight that extends beyond borders, religions and caste. So we were very clear with the cause that we were promoting, which was simply to help those in crisis. But this man (Afridi) is talking ill about our country. All I have to say is we have nothing to do with Shahid Afridi. He has no right to speak ill against our country and he should stay in his country and limits,” Harbhajan thundered.
“I have no relation or tie-up with any Shahid Afridi from here on,” Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan has been repeatedly questioned on social media for his gesture of contributing to Afridi’s fund. The off-spinner reckoned that he does not need to prove his loyalty to anyone, adding he’ll be the first one to pick up a gun for the sake of his country.
“I was born in this country and will die in this country. I have played for my country for over 20 years and have won many games for India. No one can say that I have done anything against my country,” the off-spinner added.
“Today or tomorrow, if my country needs me anywhere, even if at the border, I will be the first one to pick up a gun for the sake of my country.” Harbhajan claimed.
As for his friendship with Afridi, Harbhajan reckons it is a closed chapter now.
“One person asks me to make an appeal for the sake of humanity, and I did my bit. That was it. I have no relation or tie-up with any Shahid Afridi from here on,” Harbhajan concluded.
Earlier, Gautam Gambhir had come hard on Afridi, reminding the ’16-year-old man’ of Bangladesh, 1971.
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