Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi, former cricket players of India and Pakistan respectively, are known for their on-field rivalries. Their conflicts remain unfazed during their professional commentaries as well. Both seem to have disputes over issues even outside the scope of cricket matches. With the current, global outrage against the decision of Indian government to nullify the Constitution’s Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Afridi and Gambhir have picked their new battlegrounds wisely. Neither person will back down.
Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, made the decision of Jammu and Kashmir official in the beginning of August, sparking a global response. Pakistan stood in a nation-wide protest against this breach of humanity. Imran Khan, the country’s Prime Minister, is aiming for international efforts to bring the issue to light and address India during this crisis. He strongly believes that there will be light at the end of this dark tunnel for Kashmir very soon.
Former and current Pakistani cricketers have also expressed their strong disapproval against India’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s status. Pakistani cricket team’s former captain, Afridi, has campaigned actively regarding the issue. On Tuesday, he tweeted his support for the Pakistani Prime Minister’s appeal to hold an event in Pakistan-administered Kashmir in order to stand alongside Kashmiri people amid their chaos.
Shahid Afridi expressed his solidarity for Kashmir, asking Pakistani citizens to unite as one nation during Kashmir Hour, mentioning that he would be present at Mazar e Quaid on Friday, 12 pm. He said that he would soon visit the Line of Control.
Gambhir ordered kids’ tutorials to help Shahid Afridi
Gautam Gambhir, the ex-Delhi cricket player who is now MP in India’s BJP, did not approve of Afridi’s “immature” style. He continued to mock the former Pakistani player by saying that children’s tutorials would surely guide him and help him figure things out.
Gautam Gambhir suggested that Afridi should become a politician if he enjoys turning all issues into political debates. Times Now quoted Gambhir for his verbal feud against Shahid Afridi, where Gambhir said that some people just cannot manage to grow up; they play cricket throughout their lives with no growth in age or brain intellect. Gambhir went on to say that even if Afridi becomes a politician, he would severely lack in capability as politics do require a strong brain intellect.