Shahid Afridi and Gautham Gambhir clash during a cricket match. File
Afridi to visit LoC to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren
The cricketer-turned-politician took to twitter and said: "Guys, in this picture Shahid Afridi is asking Shahid Afridi that what should Shahid Afridi do next to embarrass Shahid Afridi so that's it's proven beyond all doubts that Shahid Afridi has refused to mature!!! Am ordering online kindergarten tutorials for help."
After Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced that a 30-minute event will take place every week in his country to show solidarity with the Kashmiri people, Afridi jumped in to support the call and said that he would be at Mazar-e-Quaid (the tomb of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah) in Karachi at 12 noon on Friday.
"Let's respond to PM call for Kashmir Hour as a nation. I will be at Mazar e Quaid at 12 pm on Friday. Join me to express solidarity with our Kashmiri brethren. On 6 Sep I will visit home of a Shaheed. I will soon be visiting LoC (sic)," Afridi tweeted.
Afridi had earlier called for intervention by the United Nations and the US after the revocation of Article 370.
Following Gambhir’s tweet, Afridi struck back with another one quoting Paddy Upton, a former coach for the Indian team, who had remarked “Gautam Gambhir was one of the weakest and mentally most insecure people I have worked with.”
Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad had also said that he will visit the LoC with other sportspersons who were willing to join him. Miandad said that he will hoist a flag for peace at the LoC.
On Tuesday, British boxer of Pakistani origin, Amir Khan, visited the LoC and met the families living there. The Pakistan Army had arranged the tour for the boxer.
Gambhir and Afridi have clashed several times off the field and this isn't the first time that the two have locked horns on the Kashmir issue.
Earlier this month, Afridi tweeted about "unprovoked aggression" by India and "crimes against humanity" in Kashmir following which Gambhir replied that the former all-rounder "was spot on" and should be "lauded" for highlighting it, but he had forgotten to mention that all the atrocities were taking place in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
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Claiming to show solidarity with the Kashmiris, Miandad, while wearing the Pakistan cricket team's one-day jersey, is seen in the video saying if he can play with a bat and hit sixes, he can also wield a sword.
Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad had also said that he will visit the LoC with other sportspersons from the nation who were willing to join him. The former cricketer said that they will hoist a flag for peace at the LoC.
"I will go to the border for peace. I will call all the top people, the sportspeople and everyone. I will go there and tell everyone about peace. I will go with a peace flag. If these things did not stop then I will go to the border with anyone who will join me and after going there I will tell people that we want peace and we are with Kashmiri people," Miandad said in a video posted on his Twitter handle.
PM made the comments while addressing a massive public gathering in Muzaffarabad to "send the world a message regarding the military curfew imposed in Indian occupied Kashmir," Geo News reported.
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