Apr 4, 2011

Afridi Spews Venom Against India After Returning Home (PTI News)

(Source: Press Trust Of India)
Islamabad, April 04, 2011

Days after winning the hearts of numerous Indian fans with his remarks after his team's loss in the World Cup semi-final, Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has said Indians are not as large-hearted as Pakistanis. Afridi also slammed the Indian media for its "very negative approach" and said the Pakistani media was a "hundred times better" than its Indian counterpart.

"In my opinion, if I have to tell the truth, they (Indians) will never have hearts like Muslims and Pakistanis.

I don’t think they have the large and clean hearts that Allah has given us," Afridi said during a talk show on Samaa news channel when he was asked about relations between the two countries.

"It is a very difficult thing for us to live with them (Indians) or to have long-term relationship with them. Nothing will come out of talks. See how many times in the past 60 years we have had friendship and then how many times things have gone bad," he said as the audience in the TV channel's studio applauded him repeatedly.

"We don't want to fight with each other but a third country – everyone knows which one it is – is trying to spoil our relations. (This country) is taking advantage of Pakistan and wants to take advantage of India. I don't want to go into details but these people will not let us come together," he added.

Asked about the Indian media's coverage of the Pakistani team during the semi-final with India at Mohali on March 30, Afridi replied: "The Indian media has a very negative approach and very negative thoughts. The people may not be like that but I think the media had a very dirty role in spoiling relations between us and India.

"Our media, which is criticised by people, is hundred times better than theirs," he said. India beat Pakistan in the semi-final, which was watched by the Prime Ministers of the two countries, who used cricket diplomacy to boost the peace process between the two sides.

Afridi also criticised Interior Minister Rehman Malik for warning the Pakistani team not to get involved in match-fixing and Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who vowed to dedicate victory in the World Cup final to victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

"I think they were both very stupid comments by Rehman Malik and Gautam Gambhir...I wasn't expecting this from Gautam...This is all politics, what do you know about who carried out the Bombay attacks?" he said.

The Mumbai attacks, which left 166 people dead, were carried out by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.


  1. I never expect this from Afridi. Never.

  2. But he has done it man..Once a Paki always a Paki..!!!

  3. To hell with him anyway. Jealousy is always bad. Always.

  4. Afridi has ultimately shown his true colours... (d green blood)

  5. how can ppl say this wasnt expected from Afridi???? Afridi's comments after the match in Mohali were unexpected...these are not!!! he is a sore loser like the millions in his country!! how could u even expect an illiterate fanatic man to have matured into a thinking and fair individual!!

  6. @ Bhartendu..Yes, I agree with you! But I was also kind of impressed with his post match comments..But as you said, he is showing his true colors now..

  7. @Sonal…Thanks for being the new Blog Follower..J

  8. This what happens when you dream of Afridi, mate!!! :P :P
    His (Fake) sweet comments never really melted my heart. Anybody could sense the logic behind those sugar-coated words. I was just waiting for him to speak his heart out and there you go! :P.

    Afridi is a senseless player( I know i know..he took 21 wickets...but i care a rat ass!). I wouldn't even care to listen what he speaks.( From one ear to the another and out!) A coward who is trying HARD to imitate the legend Imran Khan (the best that Pakistan ever had or will ever have). Wait a min, why am i even wasting my lovely time in commenting on such a wicked loser!??? :@ :X Grrr.

    I am a WORLD champ!:D Come on Afridi, bow down!!!!! :P :P

  9. All I wanna say is..
    Haarne ke baad bande ki aukaat saamne aa jaati hai..
    Pakistani ******* saala..
    He just did a Ponting..
    India me aa ke hamari chaati.. Apne desh jaa ke apne deshwasion ki chaati..

  10. @Mihika..I like your enthusiasm..;)..And that I had a nightmare of Afridi does not mean that I like him or support or him..But every Indian cricket fan respected his post match speech..This comes as a shocker..an eye opener..

  11. @ Gurman..Pakistanis and Afridi himself are bad losers…His statement is only an attempt to gain some browny points back home..He fears backlash and also wants to prolong hi stint as captain..

  12. Ashish, How can you trust or believe a man like Afridi? Every Indian cricket Fan? Nahhhh, exclude me...Please!( Trust me when i say that i am a true Indian Cricket fan). People like him never change. Never!

    And i was kidding about that dream thing. It was just to tease you.;)

  13. @ Maya..Let people say what they want..Bottomline: we are the WORLD CHAMPIONS :))