Victories and an upper hand in the Indo-Pak clashes whether it is across the cricket boundaries or geographic boundaries for that matter has always been an epitome of pride for both the nations. Twitter witnessed a raging banter between two of the greatest cricketers that both India and Pakistan has produced. Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir share a fierce rivalry which started about a decade back.
Shahid Afridi questioned UN’s approach in intervening with the violent atmosphere and conditions in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian Cricketer Gautam Gambhir minced no words in expressing his anger against the tweet by Shahid Afridi.
Afridi’s controversial and hollow remark came hours after UN chief Antonio Guterres broke the silence and spoke over the alarming increase in tension in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The Secretary-General is, indeed, very concerned about the situation that we’ve seen in Jammu and Kashmir. He would like to remind that Member States are responsible under international humanitarian law to protect civilians,” said Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for the UN Secretary-General.
The aforementioned Shahid Afridi’s tweet was-
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?
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 3, 2018
Gautam Gambhir who is known to be an aggressive personality did not sit back and unhesitatingly gave a fitting reply to his Pakistani counterpart-
Media called me for reaction on @SAfridiOfficial tweet on OUR Kashmir & @UN. What’s there to say? Afridi is only looking for @UN which in his retarded dictionary means “UNDER NINTEEN” his age bracket. Media can relax, @SAfridiOfficial is celebrating a dismissal off a no- ball!!!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 3, 2018
Former Pakistan Captain and founder of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf voiced his opinion and tweeted against crackdowns on terrorist groups “The people of Pakistan stand with the Kashmiris democratic struggle for self-determination,”
The series of tweets have a couple of days after the biggest counter-offensives action against terrorist groups in the recent times. The operation which succeeded in killing 12 terrorists is believed to have given a major dent to terrorist groups like Hizbul Mujahideen and the Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Every now and then Pakistan has come up with baseless arguments and assertions. These assertions have always received the perfect treatment and even this time, it is no different. The reply that Gambhir gave to Afridi perfectly sums up the current scenario that is Pakistan make hollow assertions and gives useless statements and celebrate them on their own. At the end of the day, Logic and reality have nothing to do with it.