Srinagar- Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has once again touched open Kashmir, saying it was his duty to speak up against injustices anywhere in the world.
Afridi while talking to Cricket Pakistan.com.pk said that his statements about Kashmir or other political issues upset the Indian people but as a God fearing Muslim it was his duty to speak out against injustices anywhere in the world.
“Every religion teaches us about humanity and being good human beings. It is not about any religion or country for me I have always spoken up when there has been injustice.”
Afridi is known for making pro-Kashmir statements.
In a speech during a Pakistan controlled Kashmir (PcK) visit in May, Afridi compared Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi to coronavirus.
In a widely circulated video, Afridi is heard saying “the world is infected by a deadly disease, but what’s more dangerous is in Modi’s heart and mind.”
This was not the first time that 40-year-old had raised the issue of Kashmir. In fact, he had been involved in a number of Twitter wars over the Kashmir issue with former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir.
Afridi said his skirmishes with Gambhir occurred on the field when they played against each other but it should remain there.
“… such things shouldn’t influence your daily life and outside the field we should all be good friends,” he added.
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