Fawad Khan has spoken highly of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, who has been facing a tough time for comments he made about the love he receives from India.
Earlier this week, the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman issued a legal notice on Afridi. Talking about this, Fawad told Deccan Chronicle, I think this happens all the time the way I see it, koi ek banda ungli karke chala jaata hai about something that may have been said in an entirely different spirit from what it is ultimately being construed to reflect. I travelled with Afridi on a flight once, and I have seen for myself the kind of love and adulation he receives from Indian fans. He was nearly swamped by the Indian air hostesses! What I think has happened here is that he was just trying to say something simple that was plucked out of context and turned into something else altogether.”
Fawad added, Similar things happen here in India too and they۪re just in bad taste. We۪ve made this whole issue so much bigger than it is, and made it so vehemently about India v/s Pakistan that other more important sentiments have been lost. Afridi said what he said very affectionately and in response to a specific question. From there, it has just had a snowball effect and this can happen anywhere with anyone.