Pakistan calls Afridi ‘traitor’, court serves show cause
Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi is in trouble after he said that Pakistani cricketers received more love from Indians than Pakistanis.
The Lahore high court has served a show cause notice to the skipper directing him to clarify his statement within 15 days.
Advocate Azhar Siddiqui moved a petition in the court claimed that Afridi’s ‘irresponsible’ statements have ‘hurt the sentiments’ of scores of Pakistani fans. Lahore high court’s bench took cognizance and served a notice to Afridi.
Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad also lambasted Afridi for his comments during the press conference in Kolkata on Friday. ”These cricketers should be ashamed of themselves for saying such a thing. Shame on you,” Miandad told Aaj TV.
Afridi and Shoaib Malik had also said that they had never felt threatened while in India. “Let me say that we are more loved here than in Pakistan. Cricket brings the two countries closer, so there’s nothing like playing cricket with India,” said Afridi. He continued, “We are cricketers and will go by the decision of the state. But as cricketers, we love playing in India because of the love we get here.”
Pakistani fans, infuriated over the comments, took to social media and tagged them as ‘traitors’.
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