Shikhar Dhawan joins Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar and others; lashes out at Shahid Afridi for Kashmir tweet

After Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Mohammad Kaif and Kapil Dev, another Indian cricketer has joined the bandwagon of slamming Shahid Afridi for his controversial tweet on Kashmir.

Shikhar Dhawan, who will next be seen in action during forthcoming IPL 2018, had an in-your-face reply to Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Afridi, who had recently expressed his grief on bloodshed in “Indian Occupied Kashmir”.


“Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self determination & independence. Wonder where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren’t they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?”, Afridi tweeted.

Afridi’s comment seemed needless and irked many Indian cricketers. Dhawan, known for his larger-than-life and cool behaviour, couldn’t resist himself and therefore asked Afridi to keep his opinions to himself.

“Pehle khudke desh ki haalat sudharo. Apni soch apne paas rakho. Apne desh ka joh hum kar rahe hai woh acha hi hai aur aage jo karna hai woh humein ache se pata hai. Zyaada dimaag mat lagao (Improve the state of affairs in your country first. Keep your views to yourself. Whatever we are doing in our country is good for us and we know what we will do in the future too. You do not need to worry about that),” Dhawan tweeted.

Here’s how other Indian cricketers reacted to Shahid Afridi’s tweet:

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