Shahid Afridi clears his stand

Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi today clarified that he did not intend to demean his nation and was merely trying to give a “positive message” by showing respect to the fans here. His statement that cricketers from his country are loved more in India created ripples in Pak.

“I am not just captain of the Pakistan cricket team but I am representing all the Pakistani people here and I think if one looks at my comment in a positive way then it is obvious that I did not mean to say that anybody else would matter more to me than Pakistani fans. My whole identity comes from Pakistan,” Afridi said in an audio tweet.

Afridi has been criticized for the statement made on Sunday with former captain Javed Miandad calling it shameful.

Medaram Jathara

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