‘Agar aap retired ho, fir bhi ye nahi karna chahiye’: Afridi on Shami’s tweet | Cricket

Pakistan endured a five-wicket damage in the final connected with the T20 World Cup from England on Sunday. The Jos Buttler-led English staff restricted Pakistan to 137/8 before chasing the focus on down with an onto spare; Ben Stokes was often the hero of the nighttime for England, as he or she played a composed sweep of 52* in 1949 deliveries to guide his or her team home. With often the win, England are today the undisputed white-ball champs when they also currently maintain the world title throughout the fifty-over format.

Following Pakistan’s defeat, the side experienced criticism for its weak performance but the state’s former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar likewise endured sly dig coming from Indian pacer Mohammed Shami. After Akhtar posted a ‘heartbroken’ emoji after the loss, Shami wrote, “Sorry brother, it’s called Karma.”

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Justifiably, the tweet has not been received too well throughout Pakistan media, with country wide news channel Samaa TV SET discussing about it with length from the post-match present. The show’s anchor explained that Shami is “not like retired trolls like Sehwag and Harbhajan” as he referred often the tweet, to which Shahid Afridi broke silence.

Ham log jo cricketers hain, we are ambassadors, role models. Hamaari koshish honi chahiye ki ye sab khatm hona chahiye. Ham ek doosre ke padosi hain. Aisi cheezein nahi honi chahiye jiss se nafrat phaile logo ke beech me. Agar ham hi aisa karenge toh aam aadmi se ham kya ummeed rakhenge. (We are cricketers, we are ambassadors and role models. (We are cricketers, we are ambassadors and role models. We should try to end all of this. We are neighbours. We shouldn’t do things that cultivate hate. If we start doing such things, what can we expect from the common people),” Afridi explained.

Sports se hamaare relationship behetar rahenge. Inke saath ham khelna chahte hain, Pakistan me dekhna chahte hain. (Our relationships improve with sports. We want to play with them, see them play in Pakistan).”

Afridi also had the advice for Shami next his tweet.

Agar aap retired player ho… tab bhi nahi karna chahiye. Par aap current team se khel rahe ho, avoid karo inn sab cheezo ko. (Even if you are retired, you shouldn’t do this. But you are a part of the current team, you should avoid such things),” explained the previous Pakistan captain.

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