Gautam Gambhir slams Shahid Afridi after Pakistan cricketer’s anti-India remarks


Gautam Gambhir slammed Shahid Afridi after the former Pakistan captain’s anti-India remarks on Twitter.

Afridi, who retired from international cricket in 2016, said he was appalled and worried by the situation in “Indian Occupied Kashmir.”

His tweet enraged Indian fans, who otherwise hold the flamboyant all-rounder in high regard for his cricketing skills. A few days back, Afridi had suggested Indian players be invited to play in the Pakistan Premier League.
Irked by Afridi’s comments, Gambhir, who will lead Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League this year, said UN in Afridi’s “retarded dictionary” meant “UNDER NINETEEN.”

Afridi debuted for Pakistan when he was apparently 16. However, his age has been the topic of several debates in the cricket fraternity.

Gambhir and Afridi were involved in anugly spat in Kanpur during the third ODI of Pakistan’s tour of India in 2007. The umpire had to intervene frayed tempers.

“Contrary to popular belief, India and Pakistan players get along very well. Of course, there are exceptions like Gautam Gambhir, who dare I say isn’t the friendliest.” Afridi wrote in a column for the ICC las year. “We are unlikely to be found together at a coffee shop anytime soon. We had a heated exchange on the field some years ago and it made headlines all over the world. While I have moved on in life as I feel these things are part and parcel of the game, Gautam for some reason can’t get over it. Good luck to him!”

Ironically, Afridi had won Indian hearts in February this year when he asked an Indian fan to hold the tri-colour straight.