Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has been in the news ever since he made outrageous remarks against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Army.
Ex-India cricketers, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh, who had made donations to Shahid Afridi Foundation before the statement from Afridi went on to slam him left, right and centre. The duo said that they were quite disappointed with his words. Bhajji and Yuvi even swore not to keep any contact with Afridi.
“This is very upsetting what Shahid Afridi has come up with, talking ill about our country and our Prime Minister. This is just not acceptable,” Harbhajan was quoted as saying on Sports Tak.
“To be honest, he (Afridi) asked us to make an appeal for his charity. In good faith, we did it for humanity and for the people suffering due to the coronavirus. But this man is talking ill about our country. All I have to say is we have nothing to do with Shahid Afridi. He has no right to speak ill against our country, and he should stay in his country and limits.”
Yuvraj tweeted: “Really disappointed by @SAfridiOfficial’s comments on our Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji. As a responsible Indian who has played for the country, I will never accept such words. I made an appeal on your behest for the sake of humanity. But never again.”
Not only Harbhajan and Yuvraj but the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina also bashed Afridi for the same.
Now, Afridi has responded to Harbhajan and Yuvraj’s remarks against him, saying that the two are compelled to speak against him.
“I’ll remain thankful towards Harbhajan and Yuvraj for supporting my foundation. The real problem is that this is their compulsion. They live in that country. ‘Wo majboor hain’ (They are helpless). They know that people are being oppressed in their country. I won’t say anything further,” Afridi said on Pakistan channel Hum News.