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Shahid Afridi targets PM Modi during his PoK visit, Indian cricketers slam
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Shahid Afridi targets PM Modi during his PoK visit, Indian cricketers slam

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 May 2020, 02:39 pm

Islamabad/IBNS: Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has stoked a controversy after he was caught on camera raising the Kashmir issue once again and even describing PM Narendra Modi with the COVID-19 virus.

In the video, which has gone viral online, Afridi could be heard saying: "The world is currently infected by a deadly disease. However, what's more dangerous is in Modi's heart and mind." 

Afridi made the remark during his recent visit to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

On Saturday, Afridi posted images from his recent visit to the region and tweeted: " Humbled by the response in Bagh and amazed at the resilience of Kashmiris. It's an honor for @SAFoundationN to serve these people. Efforts of local administration in containing COVID 19 are remarkable. #DonateKaroNa #HopeNotOut."

Meanwhile, Afridi's remarks have been criticised by Indian cricketers like Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh.

Spinner Harbhajan Singh, who played several matches against Afridi, told India Today: "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."

Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh posted on Twitter: "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."

BJP MP and former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir said: "Pak has 7 lakh force backed by 20 Cr ppl says 16 yr old man @SAfridiOfficial . Yet begging for Kashmir for 70 yrs. Jokers like Afridi, Imran & Bajwa can spew venom against India & PM @narendramodiji to fool Pak ppl but won't get Kashmir till judgment day! Remember Bangladesh?."