Shahid Afridi, in an interview that is causing a furore:

“We don’t want to fight with each other but a third country everyone knows which one it is trying to spoil our relations. (This country) is taking advantage of Pakistan and wants to take advantage of India. I don’t want to go into details but these people will not let us come together,” he added.

Ummm .. China?

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I agree with him about Indian media being negative; I wasn’t with him to see the hospitality he received and his comment about Pakistanis having larger hearts might even be true from his perspective and experiences. I’m willing to hand him the benefit of doubt.

All that said, Pakistani cricketers should write 100 times in their notebooks that Pakistanis do not equal all Muslims and vice versa. It appears to be a sub-conscious belief that needs a reality-check.

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As for Afridi being a potential torchbearer of peace: Nothing to see here. Move along.

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