Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir, in recent years, have several times collided on social media. Even after their respective retirements, both former cricketers have not stopped taking a dig at each other. Meanwhile, former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis opened up about this and suggested both Gambhir and Afridi to act sensibly.
Gambhir and Afridi once had a heated altercation with each other during an ODI match in Kanpur. It has been 13 years since that infamous incident but even now both have not stopped their war of words against each other. Recently the duo argued on social media when Afridi openly criticised India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The cricketer-turned-politician Gambhir did not hold himself back and scrutinised Afridi’s bizarre statements on Twitter.
Afridi, Gambhir should act sensibly: Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis believes that their banter has been going on for way too long. He said that both Afridi and Gambhir should end their differences for all the good. Waqar also added that both should be calm on social media and meet somewhere so that they can finally settle their differences.
“The banter between Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir have been going on for a while. I think they both got to be smart, sensible and calm down. It has been going on for way too long. My advice to them is that they catch up somewhere in the world and talk it out if you cannot calm it down”, Waqar stated on “Q20”, a unique show presented by ‘GloFans’.
India-Pakistan should play bilateral series
Waqar Younis, who recently made the headlines, also spoke about the possibility of a bilateral series between India and Pakistan. The last bilateral series the two nations played was in 2012- 2013 when Pakistan toured India to play 2 T20s and 3 ODIs. He pointed out that a series between the two arch-rivals should be held. The former cricketer also thinks that around 95% of the people of both countries want to see the two sides play together.
“If you ask people of both countries on whether India and Pakistan should play each other, around 95% of the people will agree. I think it would be the biggest hit in the world”.
“I do see Pakistan and India playing a bilateral series and not sure where though, but I hope it will be either in India or Pakistan. You don’t wat to see them playing in some other country because that’s where you want to see them. You want to see them playing in their own countries. But I would say that in the next few years you will see Pakistan India playing,” said Waqar Younis.