Shahid Afridi Gives Shocking Comments on PM Narendra Modi



Former Pakistan all-rounder, Shahid Afridi, has recently commented in an exclusive interview to Pakistan-based media that a bilateral series between India and Pakistan would not be possible until India Primer Minister Narendra Modi is in power. He also blamed India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the current situation between India and Pakistan from the overall front.

The all-rounder further added that just one person is restricting the relationships between the two neighbouring countries. India and Pakistan have not played bilateral series since 2013, and the two Asian countries have only seen playing in major ICC and ACC tournaments for the last few years. They last played a Test series way back in 2008.


Despite all the tension in bilateral ties between India and Pakistan over the years, Indian players like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have a huge fan following across the border. Teams like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have recently toured the country in an attempt to revive cricket in Pakistan and Shahid Afridi was happy with this progress.

Citing his thoughts, Afridi said, “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. Our relationships are getting damaged just because of one person. 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.”

Earlier, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar had also said that it’s high time India and Pakistan should resume their bilateral ties and keep their political differences aside. Stressing that India-Pakistan bilateral series will be great news for fans. Moreover, Akhtar also said that the two nations should at least start playing with each other in a neutral venue as well.

However, The PCB has asked USD 70 million in a compensation claim against India for refusing to play a bilateral series by violating a 2014 memorandum of understanding under which the two nations were to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.