No outsider needs tell us what we need to do, says Sachin Tendulkar on Shahid Afridi's anti-India tweet over Kashmir

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 April 2018, 10:30 PM
No outsider needs tell us what we need to do: Tendulkar to Afridi (Source: PTI)
No outsider needs tell us what we need to do: Tendulkar to Afridi (Source: PTI)

Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar gave a befitting reply to former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi's  anti-India tweet over Kashmir encounters and said that no outsider needs to tell us what to do. 

Tendulkar's reply comes a day after Indian skipper Gautam Gambhir slammed Afridi for his tweet against the Kashmir encounters and terming the terrorists as 'innocent'.

ANI quoted him saying, "We have got capable people to manage & run our country. No outsider needs to know or tell us what we need to do."

On Tuesday, the Pakistani cricketer had tweeted about the Kashmir encounters being appalling and worrisome and asked the United Nations to step up and stop the bloodshed.

Afridi wrote, “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?”

To this, skipper Gambhir had given a befitting reply, and wrote, “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!!!”

Also taking a jibe at Afridi for his anti-India tweet, lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar said that if he is worried about any human rights violations in Kashmir, he should first ensure that Pakistani terrorists should stop infiltrations and stop supporting the separatists by closing down the training camps.

Akhtar tweeted, “Dear Mr Afridi , since you want to see a  peaceful JK sans any human rights violations could you please see to it that pak terrorists stop infiltrations n  pak army stops supporting the separatists by closing down the training camps . It will greatly help in solving the problem.”

Apart from Akhtar, skipper Suresh Raina too gave a befitting reply to Afridi, who took to Twitter to slam the former’s anti-India comments. Raina tweeted, “Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain so always. Kashmir is the pious land where my forefathers were born. I hope @SAfridiOfficial bhai asks Pakistan Army to stop terrorism and proxy war in our Kashmir. We want peace, not bloodshed and violence.”

Former Indian veteran Kapil Dev also commented on Afridi’s tweet. ANI quoted the former test captain saying, “Who is he? Why are we giving importance to him? We should not be giving importance to certain people.”

Indian captain Virat Kohli, when asked by ANI reporters of his comment, said, “As an Indian you want to express what is best for your nation & my interests are always for the benefit of our nation. If anything opposes it, I would never support it for sure.”

Kohli added, “But having said that, it's a very personal choice for someone to comment about certain issues. Unless I have total knowledge of the issues & the intricacies of it I don't engage in it but definitely your priority stays with your nation.”

Film director Madhur Bhandarkar termed Afridi’s tweet as ‘ridiculous’ and said that the Indian authorities are managing their responsibilities well. ANI quoted Bhandarkar saying, “What he has tweeted is absolutely ridiculous. Everybody knows what kind of proxy war is going on in Kashmir. The Indian Authorities are managing their responsibilities well.”

Former Indian cricket test player Mohammad Kaif wished peace and love but said that peace is a two-way street. Kaif tweeted a picture titled ‘Paisa Bolta Hai’, following his comments on Afridi’s tweet.

First Published: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 08:26 PM
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