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Gautam Gambhir terms Shahid Afridi’s Kashmir comments as ‘retarded’

Shahid Afridi, former Pakistan cricket team captain, once again raised the Kashmir issue with his comments on Twitter. Gautam Gambhir reacted strongly on the comment

cricket Updated: Apr 03, 2018 18:04 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Shahid Afridi’s, former Pakistan captain, comments on Kashmir issue was not well received by Gautam Gambhir.
Shahid Afridi’s, former Pakistan captain, comments on Kashmir issue was not well received by Gautam Gambhir.(AFP/Getty Images)

Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistan captain, has once again raked up the Kashmir issue with his latest comments on Twitter.

Afridi, who had made a controversial remark that “a lot of people are here from Kashmir” during the 2016 World T20 in India, tweeted -

“Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self determination & independence. Wonder where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren’t they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?”

Shahid Afridi’s latest tweet. (Twitter )

Afridi, who retired from international cricket in 2017, played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 98 T20Is for Pakistan. He also led his country in the ICC World Cup 2011.

Gautam Gambhir, who has a hot and cold relationship with the Pakistan player, reacted strongly to the comment and added that Afridi was acting like a juvenile on the Kashmir issue.

“Media called me for reaction on @SAfridiOfficial tweet on OUR Kashmir & @UN. What’s there to say? Afridi is only looking for @UN which in his retarded dictionary means “UNDER NINTEEN” his age bracket. Media can relax, @SAfridiOfficial is celebrating a dismissal off a no- ball!!!” Gambhir wrote on social media.