Seldom it has been seen that the cricketers of both the countries India and Pakistan have been involved in making controversial comments about each other as most of them tend to maintain a cordial relationship with each other. However, that might change very soon after the recent controversy that was sparked by the comments of former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who made a derogatory comment about India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the very sensitive Kashmir issue.
As a reply to the same, Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has today shown his enragement towards the comment made by Afridi as he publicly has said that he has no relationship with the Pakistani cricketer from now on. The player said, "This is very upsetting what Shahid Afridi has come up with, talking ill about our country and our Prime Minister."
The likes of Harbhajan and Yuvraj Singh are known to have very good bonds with Afridi and had come under fire recently for supporting his cause in the fight against Coronavirus. Both Yuvraj and Harbhajan were seen speaking in favour of supporting Afridi's initiative but now both the players seem to have enough of the Pakistani cricketer's anti-Indian comments.
Sharing his insight about the same, former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir tweeted, "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 @narendramodi ji to fool Pak ppl but won't get Kashmir till judgment day! Remember Bangladesh?"
The bitter relationship between the two neighbouring countries on the political ground has already affected the bilateral sporting events between India and Pakistan negatively. Now it is to be seen how this new controversy affects the already disturbed atmosphere between the two nations as the cricketers now are making their feelings heard about several sensitive issues related to politics.
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