DG ISPR takes down Indian media, Gautam Gambhir for speaking against Afridi:
Shahid Afridi, arguably among Pakistan’s most adored cricketers, attracted the ire of stars and cricketers throughout the boundary when he tweeted the current clampdown by Indian forces on civilians in occupied Kashmir.
Innocents being taken down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self-determination and liberty. Wonder where’s the UN & other international bodies and are not they making attempts to stop this bloodshed?”
But, his tweet had been met with criticism from fellow cricketers and celebrities in India.
Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir criticised the former Pakistani captain on Twitter stating he’s “observing a dismissal off a no- chunk!!!”
DG ISPR from his private Twitter account shared with a video of a previous game where Afridi led Pakistan to victory against India by hitting successive sixes.
Major General Ghafoor also shared an image of Afridi participated in an on-field altercation with Gambhir using the caption, “And that is the way for you.”
In his chain of tweets at Afridi’s favour, he also reacted to an Indian post regarding the former cricketer being “roasted online” stating, “nobody could! Especially you. Please find fire locally and browse whole.
Afridi, who retweeted DG ISPR’s article, also shared with a film with Indian lovers holding their flag and wrote: “We admire all. And this is a good illustration as sportsman. Nevertheless, in regards to human rights we all anticipate the exact same to our innocent Kashmiris.”
More than 100 were hurt also.