Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi came all over the news for his noble deeds towards his citizens amid the ongoing pandemic. But that was before ha made scathing remarks against India and its Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a video on Twitter. After Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh came down hard on Afridi, the all-rounder has his say on the same.
In the video that spread like wildfire, Shahid Afridi visited Pakistan Occupied Kashmir where he made obnoxious remarks against Narendra Modi. The likes of Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh were enraged and didn’t hold back from condemning him. Yuvraj and Harbhajan Singh, who supported Shahid Afridi’s foundation while helping COVID-19 victims regretted doing the good deeds and vowed to break all ties with him.
Responding to the duo’s comments, the 40-year-old said that he would always be grateful to his Indian counterparts. At the same time, he believes that they are under pressure to react in that manner since they are staying in that country. Afridi refused to say anything further.
“I’ll remain thankful towards Harbhajan & Yuvraj for supporting my foundation. The real problem is that this is their compulsion. They live in that country. ”Wo majboor hain.” They know that people are being oppressed in their country. I won’t say anything further.” Afridi told a Pakistan news channel as quoted by Times Now.
Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh’s responses to Shahid Afridi:
The pair of Harbhajan and Yuvraj earlier admitted that they helped him out as part of a good cause. However, Shahid Afridi had no right to speak ill against India and that he has to stay in his limits. Due to his noxious comments, they promised to never assist him again in any way.
“To be honest, he (Afridi) 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. But this man 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.” the Indian off-spinner told Sports Tak.
“Really disappointed by @SAfridiOfficial”s comments on our Hon’b PM @narendramodi ji. As a responsible Indian who has played for the country, I will never accept such words. I made an appeal on your behest for the sake of humanity. But never again.” Yuvraj Singh’s tweet read.