File photo of Indian cricketer Amit Mishra
Indian cricketer Amit Mishra on Wednesday criticized former Pakistani cricket captain Shahid Afridi for his comments about Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court in a terrorist financing case. Malik had pleaded guilty to all charges against him, including those under the strict Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The National Criminal Investigation Department had demanded the death penalty for Malik.
Afridi, who has made unwanted comments about Kashmir several times in the past, called the charges against Malik “fabricated” in a tweet.
Mishra reacted sharply to this, writing: “Dear, @safridiofficial he himself pleaded guilty in court. Not everything is misleading, like your date of birth.”
Shahid Afridi has even come into contact with Indian cricketers during his playing career, the most notable of which was with former India opener Gautam Gambhir.
Gambhir has joined active politics after his retirement from the sport and is currently a Member of Parliament representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Amit Mishra is an accomplished cricketer, who has represented India in 22 Tests, 36 ODIs and 10 T20Is.
He is also one of the leading wicket takers in Indian Premier League history.
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