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However, the Pakistani media continued to harp on the enormity of the defeat as it was at the hands of India and continued to pose disturbing questions to Afridi, like, “what would be Pakistan’s game plan to defeat India when they play each other the next time around?”.

Afridi’s candid reply: “I don’t know why we are against India so much. I don’t understand the mindset of people here, why are we so opposed to India? ….Why is there so much hatred against India, are there no other teams?”.

“If that’s the case then why are so many Indian TV soaps watched in every household here… our marriage rituals are so very similar to theirs… lot of Indian movies are being watched here, then why is this hatred for India, why only with India?,” he retorted back.

If this gave a boner to even one jingoistic Indian, erectile dysfunction to one India-hating Pakistani, and an epilepsy attack to one hater of India-Pakistan peace, I’d reckon that Shahid Afridi has made good use of his short time on this planet.

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