Indians including cricketers ignited at Shahid Afridi tweet in favour of Kashmiris
ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi found himself the subject of heavy backlash from Indians on Tuesday after he tweeted his concerns over the worsening situation in India-held Kashmir.
Calling on the international community to urgently respond to the ongoing human rights violations, the former cricketer termed the situation in held Kashmir "appalling and worrisome".
The Indian media were quick to respond and what ensued was a heavy onslaught of verbal fire against the former Pakistani cricketer. Indian TV channels reportedly described the former Pakistani skipper's tweet in support of Kashmiris as in insult to India.
Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir commented on Afridi's statement in an incendiary manner, implying that the former all-rounder's comments were "retarded".
Other Indian twitteratis also hopped on the bandwagon to mock Afridi as well as PTI chief Imran Khan.