Twitter lashes out at Shoaib Akhtar for his 'Capture Kashmir' comments

First Published Dec 26, 2020, 12:22 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar announced his retirement from international cricket in 2011. He has since launched his YouTube channel where he regularly posts his videos on cricket reactions. India and Pakistan always engage in verbal battles, especially on the sensitive issue surrounding Kashmir.

<p>Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar forever had the tendency to embroil himself in controversy. On the same note, he has dragged himself to another, this time relating to India and Pakistan’s political battle surrounding Kashmir.</p>

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar forever had the tendency to embroil himself in controversy. On the same note, he has dragged himself to another, this time relating to India and Pakistan’s political battle surrounding Kashmir.

<p>According to some recent reports, Akhtar’s old and scathing comments against India and Kashmir has stirred fresh controversy. His ancient interaction with <em>Samaa TV</em> has gone viral, where he says, “It is written in our scriptures that Ghazwa e Hind will take place. The river in Attock will be coloured red twice with blood. Forces from Afghanistan will reach till Attock. After that forces will rise from Shamal Mashriq, different contingents will arrive from Uzbekistan, etc. This refers to Khorasan, a historical region which extended till Lahore.”</p>

According to some recent reports, Akhtar’s old and scathing comments against India and Kashmir has stirred fresh controversy. His ancient interaction with Samaa TV has gone viral, where he says, “It is written in our scriptures that Ghazwa e Hind will take place. The river in Attock will be coloured red twice with blood. Forces from Afghanistan will reach till Attock. After that forces will rise from Shamal Mashriq, different contingents will arrive from Uzbekistan, etc. This refers to Khorasan, a historical region which extended till Lahore.”

<p>Although this might be primitive, it has certainly not gone well with Indian fans now. As a result, some took to Twitter to vent their anger on the Rawalpindi Express and even demanded to unfollow him and unsubscribe his YouTube channel. Here are some of the reactions:</p>

Although this might be primitive, it has certainly not gone well with Indian fans now. As a result, some took to Twitter to vent their anger on the Rawalpindi Express and even demanded to unfollow him and unsubscribe his YouTube channel. Here are some of the reactions:

<p>In this reaction, the user implies the pathetic condition of Pakistan’s economy.</p>

In this reaction, the user implies the pathetic condition of Pakistan’s economy.

<p>Meanwhile, this user comes up with an exciting meme from a famous Bollywood movie.</p>

Meanwhile, this user comes up with an exciting meme from a famous Bollywood movie.

<p>This user takes a dig at Akhtar’s cheap tactic to stay in the limelight.</p>

This user takes a dig at Akhtar’s cheap tactic to stay in the limelight.

<p>Also, this user demands Indian channels against hiring him as an expert.</p>

Also, this user demands Indian channels against hiring him as an expert.

<p>Another user who comes up with an interesting meme.</p>

Another user who comes up with an interesting meme.

<p>As for this user, he blames Pakistan’s lack of education for cricketers coming up with comments that promote terrorism.</p>

As for this user, he blames Pakistan’s lack of education for cricketers coming up with comments that promote terrorism.

<p>Furthermore, this user trolls Akhtar for becoming the next Imran Khan.</p>

Furthermore, this user trolls Akhtar for becoming the next Imran Khan.