After Gautam Gambhir’s heated reply to former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi’s remarks on the Kashmir issue, India captain Virat Kohli and batsman Suresh Raina weighed in their opinion on the issue, both batting in favor of India.
Afridi caused a storm in India after writing about the “appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in Indian Occupied Kashmir” on Twitter, after reports came in of 13 militants and four civilians were killed in army encounters in South Kashmir earlier this week.
Kohli, in response to Afridi’s post, said that his interests are always for the benefit of the nation and that he would never support anything that would oppose it.
“As an Indian, you want to express what is best for your nation and my interests are always for the benefit of our nation. If anything opposes it, I would never support it for sure,” Kohli was quoted as saying according to ANI adding that it is Afridi’s choice to comment on “certain issues”.
Raina, who made a comeback into the Indian team during the recent tour of South Africa, tweeted about Kashmir being an integral part of India, and that it will continue to remain so.