MS Dhoni greeted with ‘Boom Boom Afridi’: The legendary Indian cricketer didn’t receive the best of welcomes in Jammu & Kashmir.
The reason why former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni isn’t playing for India in the ongoing tour of West Indies is because he is undergoing his training for the parachute regiment of the Indian Army in Kashmir valley.
Since him reaching Kashmir, there have been several viral images of the legendary Indian cricketer undergoing training and interacting with his colleagues of the army.
MS Dhoni greeted with ‘Boom Boom Afridi’
However, a recent video which has gone viral is regarding Dhoni not receiving the best of welcomes from local Kashmiri people. During a routine visit to Baramullah, Dhoni was greeted with loud and repetitive chants of “Boom Boom Afridi”.
It is worth mentioning that the video has been uploaded by a Pakistani news channel and that there is no conclusive evidence of people chanting “Boom Boom Afridi”. The same is only claimed by the anchor. Therefore, the authenticity of the video remains under cloud. Afridi has even retweeted the video.
The chants were understood to be referring to former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi. Perhaps, the local people were protesting because of the Indian government’s decision to dissolve Jammu & Kashmir as a state and change its status to that of a union territory.
After the decision was made a couple of days ago, it received mixed response in the country. As far as reactions from Pakistan were concerned, they mostly criticized the Indian government’s bold move.
Watch the full video below:
— Mohammed Faizan Najeeb (@danawalafaizan) August 7, 2019
Read Afridi’s tweet on the decision below:
Kashmiris must be given their due rights as per #UN resolution. The rights of Freedom like all of us. Why was @UN created & why is it sleeping? The unprovoked aggression & crimes being committed in Kashmir against #Humanity must be noted. The @POTUS must play his role to mediate
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 5, 2019
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