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Kohli responds to Afridi’s stance on Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir

MUMBAI: The Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli responded to Pakistani team’s former captain Shahid Afridi’s statement on Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir.

Talking to media, Kohli said that he does not comment on issues unless he has total knowledge of them.

The Indian captain 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.”

He further 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.”

Afridi on Tuesday drew ire of the Indian cricketers, stars and media when he tweeted condemning the Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir.

Urging the United Nation (UN) to intervene, 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 and independence. Wonder where is the UN & other international bodies and why aren’t they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?”

His statement, however, faced criticism in India as batsmen Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina criticised the all-rounder stating that he is “celebrating a dismissal of a no- ball!!!”

Meanwhile, Indian media also adopted a harsher stance against the all-rounder alleging that he is the agent of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Despite the pressure mounting from across the border, former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi said he stands firmly with his stance on Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir.

Talking to media, Afridi said: “I firmly stand by what I said earlier about what is happening in Occupied Kashmir.”

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