Afridi responds to Gautam Gambhir’s battleground tweet: Former Pakistani captain was recently asked about his take on Gambhir’s tweet.
Right from arguing on the field to doing the same off it, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir have been at odds with each other several times in the past.
The former was once again put in a position where he was asked to comment on one of Gambhir’s tweet regarding the Pulwama attack. After the attack took place, Gambhir took to Twitter to hint a conversation with Pakistan on the battleground.
Yes, let’s talk with the separatists. Yes, let’s talk with Pakistan. But this time conversation can’t be on the table, it has to be in a battle ground. Enough is enough. 18 CRPF personnel killed in IED blast on Srinagar-Jammu highway https://t.co/aa0t0idiHY via @economictimes
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 14, 2019
Afridi responds to Gambhir’s tweet
It is worth mentioning that Afridi is currently playing the Pakistan Super League for Multan Sultans. The 38-year old was asked about his views on Gambhir’s tweet while he was boarding the bus after one of Sultans’ recent matches.
“Kya ho gaya usko [What has happened to him],” Afridi was quoted as saying about Gambhir. While he gave the impression of being unaware about Gambhir’s tweet, he also chose to not issue a statement about the same. Afridi ended up as ignoring the question and boarded the bus.
Given a tense situations prevailing between both the countries, Afridi perhaps did the right thing by not commenting on it. Being a celebrity, a statement from him could have easily taken in the wrong way by his fans in both the countries.
— LeezaKhan (@G4_gul) February 17, 2019
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the same below:
Indian Army ने यह जंग भी शुरू नहीं करी but they will bloody well finish it and I am with them emotion-to-emotion, shoulder-to-shoulder.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 17, 2019
Nothing we can do will be enough, but the least I can do is offer to take complete care of the education of the children of our brave CRPF jawans martyred in #Pulwama in my Sehwag International School @SehwagSchool , Jhajjar. Saubhagya hoga 🙏 pic.twitter.com/lpRcJSmwUh
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 16, 2019
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 17, 2019
Heartfelt condolences to the families of our brave #CRPF jawaans who lost their lives in the terrible & cowardly #Pulwama attack.
Deeply saddened and angered by this news and all my prayers to the families of these brave men. pic.twitter.com/hQxgdRMc0k
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) February 15, 2019