Shahid Afridi reacts to 'shameful' detention of his fan in India
By MEHER ONISA : 22-Dec-2016
Shahid Afridi has expressed his extreme dismay about the imprisonment of his fan sporting a T shirt (jersey) with the Pakistan all rounder’s number imprinted on it during a cricket match in Assam.
Afridi called the incidence a shameful act to have take place. He added that politics is being played on the name of the cricket.
Afridi stated that he would plea to the India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the matter. The incident that occurred highlights intolerance that must be condemned.
He said that there are many fan followers of Pakistani cricket players in India and vice versa.
Ripon Chowdhury was apprehended by the local cops and lodged a case under section 120(B) 294 of the Indian Penal code by the youth wing of the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party.
Afridi will pray to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the matter at the earliest. He told that the Cricket fans should only be seen as cricket lovers to whichever country they belong.
Last February, a similar incident took place when a Pakistani fan of Virat Kohli was sentenced to 10 years of jai for hoisting the Indian flag on the roof of his house however the Punjab court had granted him the bail.
Afridi implored to both the police officials and the governments of the two neighbouring countries to keep Cricket at bay from the bizarre politics. He told asserted that the cricket and the spirit of the sport must not be cocktailed with the pungent politics.