Joining the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh, opener Shikhar Dhawan has launched a scathing attack on Shahid Afridi after the former Pakistani all-rounder made a series of controversial remarks over Kashmir and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. Afridi landed himself into a new fresh soup when the Pakistani all-rounder requested the Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) to add a new franchise representing Kashmir in the next edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Afridi’s controversial remarks became the talk of the town ever since his latest address in Pakistan during the pandemic went viral on the internet. For making objectionable remarks over Kashmir, Afridi was heavily condemned by Indian cricketers on social media. Team India batsman and opener Dhawan also took to Twitter to slam Afridi for making controversial remarks over Kashmir.
Firing a fresh salvo at the outspoken Pakistani cricketer, Dhawan opined that it is not the right time to talk about Kashmir while the entire world is combating the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The entire world has been brought to a grinding halt ever since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in March last month.
“Is waqt jab saari duniya corona se lad rahi hai us waqt bhi tumko kashmir ki padi hai. Kashmir humara tha humare hai aur humara hi rahega. Chaiyeh 22 crore le ao, humara ek, sava lakh ke barabar hai . Baaki ginti apne aap kar lens,” Dhawan wrote on Twitter.
Dhawan’s remarks have come after former Team India all-rounder Yuvraj and spin wizard Harbhajan expressed their regrets on extending support to Afridi’s foundation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “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,” Gambhir’s former Team India teammate Yuvraj shared his disappointment over Afridi’s remarks on Sunday.