He asks why are Pakistani’s so against India when they watch Indian movies, every house watches Indian drama’s… so what’s the thing they’re against? He’s the most popular sports figure in Pakistan which everyone seems to like, so it’s good people like him are talking about such topics.
Interesting thing is that the reports covering him keep trying to divert him from this and back to we hate India!
Another theory which I read somewhere on the internet states something like: to shake your faith in humanity, go read youtube comments, and there is a gem on this video:
Hum sab nafart rakhtain hain….Aghar Afridi sahib Nafrat nahin rakhta tou jao indian team join karo jaa kaa.
Translation: We all hate India, if Afridi doesn’t than go join the Indian team.
The above youtube comment is actually a lot more intelligent than the level of discourse on many of Pakistan’s talk shows. Which begs the question how dumb are the anchors? Or how very calculated? What about the guys running the channels? What are the incentives guiding behavior at the level of Pakistani TV channel management?
A short while after this statement, Afridi went on to stuff his foot back in his mouth, claiming in short that Pakistani’s are a superior race with bigger hearts and god knows what else:
Shahid Afridi’s perceptions of Indians and India are now common knowledge. On the way out of the airport returning from Mohali, he said: “I can’t understand the approach of people, why we are against India? Why there is so much hate for India when we have Indian dramas played in every home, our marriage celebrations are done in Indian style, we watch all Indian movies then why to hate them?” A couple of days later, he said: “In my opinion, if I have to tell the truth, they will never have hearts like Muslims and Pakistanis. I don’t think they have the large and clean hearts that Allah has given us.”