Former Pakistan cricketer, Shahid Afridi has, once again, made headlines after he posted a Tweet in support of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik. One of the most celebrated cricketers in Pakistan, Shahid Afridi, once again, accused India of silencing the voice against human rights abuses. Taking to his Twitter handle, he wrote,
“India’s continued attempts to silence critical voices against its blatant human right abuses are futile. Fabricated charges against #YasinMalik will not put a hold to #Kashmir’s struggle to freedom. Urging the #UN to take notice of unfair & illegal trails against Kashmir leaders,” Shahid Afridi tweeted.
India's continued attempts to silence critical voices against its blatant human right abuses are futile. Fabricated charges against #YasinMalik will not put a hold to #Kashmir's struggle to freedom. Urging the #UN to take notice of unfair & illegal trails against Kashmir leaders. pic.twitter.com/EEJV5jyzmN
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 25, 2022
For the unversed, Yasin Malik has been charged with hatching a criminal conspiracy, waging war against the country, other unlawful activities, and disturbing peace in Kashmir. In the last hearing, he had withdrawn his lawyer and had pleaded guilty. The National Investigation Agency has demanded the death penalty for convicted Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik. Besides, the Delhi court is all set to declare its verdict on the quantum of punishment in the case.
This didn’t go down too well with the Pakistan cricketer and, once again, he blamed India with regard to the Kashmir issue.
Amidst this, former Indian spinner, Amit Mishra took to his Twitter handle to give a befitting reply to the Pakistan’s former skipper. In his Tweet, he told Afridi that the accused himself pleaded guilty in court while taking a dig at his age.
“Dear @safridiofficial he himself has pleaded guilty in court on the record. Not everything is misleading like your birthdate,” Amit Mishra tweeted.
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 25, 2022
For the unversed, under the ICC records, Afridi’s birth year was 1975. However, in the year 2019, Afridi revealed that he was born in 1980 as against 1975. The 42-year old cricketer played 398 one-day internationals for his country, scoring 8064 runs at an average of 23.6. He has 6 centuries in ODIs and 5 in Tests.