AGENCIES, New Delhi: Ex-Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has come under criticism for his weird comments. Instead of acknowledging the growing export of terrorism in his country, which is the prime reason why cricketing bilateral ties have suffered between the two countries, Afridi goes on the offensive to blame India and Modi for it.
In an interview to Cricket Pakistan, when asked if bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan can be resume, Afridi said that bilateral cricketing ties with India cannot improve until the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in power.
Afridi squarely blamed Modi for further damaging the relations between Pakistan and India since his Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in India in 2014.
“Till Modi is in power, I don’t think we will get any response from India. We have all, including Indians, understood the way Modi thinks. His thinking is inclined towards negativity,” Afridi said.
“People from either side of the border want to travel to each other’s country. I don’t understand what Modi wants to do and what his agenda really is”.
India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series in 2012-13 when Misbah-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez’s teams came to India to play a series of 2 T20Is and 3 ODIs. India’s last visit to Pakistan was in 2006.