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    I believe he was forced to say that (probably some external pressure from politicians or whatever), because only a day before he said something like this: "Pakistanis watch Indian movies, Indian shows, follow Indian marriage customs and traditions; so why hate India".

    That said, it is rather disturbing that Pakistani cricketers always tend to play the Muslim card. After the T20 World Cup final in 2007, Shoaib Malik said he'd like to apologise to all Muslims (rather ironic considering it was Irfan Pathan who won India that match). After the IPL snub in 2009, Sohail Tanvir said "Hinduon ki zehniyat hi aisi hai" - roughly translates to "the mentality of Hindus is like this", and now this Afridi statement. This isn't a political forum, but it is high time someone reminded these dudes that the number of Muslims in India is more or less the same as the population of Pakistan.

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    Yeah, Malik's speech after the T20 WC was weird. Different cultures and all that I guess, but can't really relate to that "apologizing to all Muslims" stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze 18 View Post
    I believe he was forced to say that (probably some external pressure from politicians or whatever), because only a day before he said something like this: "Pakistanis watch Indian movies, Indian shows, follow Indian marriage customs and traditions; so why hate India".

    That said, it is rather disturbing that Pakistani cricketers always tend to play the Muslim card. After the T20 World Cup final in 2007, Shoaib Malik said he'd like to apologise to all Muslims (rather ironic considering it was Irfan Pathan who won India that match). After the IPL snub in 2009, Sohail Tanvir said "Hinduon ki zehniyat hi aisi hai" - roughly translates to "the mentality of Hindus is like this", and now this Afridi statement. This isn't a political forum, but it is high time someone reminded these dudes that the number of Muslims in India is more or less the same as the population of Pakistan.
    In Pakistan whenever someone gets in trouble the Islam card is the easiest one to play which is what you will hear most often. It plays on people's sentiments and succeeds in most cases.

    Quite unfortunate really
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze 18 View Post
    I believe he was forced to say that (probably some external pressure from politicians or whatever), because only a day before he said something like this: "Pakistanis watch Indian movies, Indian shows, follow Indian marriage customs and traditions; so why hate India".

    That said, it is rather disturbing that Pakistani cricketers always tend to play the Muslim card. After the T20 World Cup final in 2007, Shoaib Malik said he'd like to apologise to all Muslims (rather ironic considering it was Irfan Pathan who won India that match). After the IPL snub in 2009, Sohail Tanvir said "Hinduon ki zehniyat hi aisi hai" - roughly translates to "the mentality of Hindus is like this", and now this Afridi statement. This isn't a political forum, but it is high time someone reminded these dudes that the number of Muslims in India is more or less the same as the population of Pakistan.
    A lot of Muslims, especially Pakistanis are of a similar state of mind as people were in the middle ages. They think that their actions are always right and everybody else is wrong. They prefer to believe in conspiracy theories if something goes wrong in order to pacify themselves. It's a shame because we are living in the 21st century and by now Pakistanis should have matured as a people. They should realise that there are good and bad people in all communities and that their actions aren't always correct.

    Xuhaib is right about Afridi. He is someone who is constantly hyper, and as a result his emotions will always swing from one extreme to another. His comments about having a bigger heart are inappropriate but you have to remember that this is the same host and audience (same TV channel) which asked Salman Butt to come in and analyse the WC. Also most people do believe that their country or their people are better, so I wouldn't get too angry over it. TBF to Afridi, the Indian media was horrid to him and his team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    The host basically asks him about his reception in India. I'll attempt to do as good a translation as possible:

    Afridi: "Look, I think if I tell the truth, then a Muslim's heart or a Pakistani's heart they can't match. As big or clean a heart that Allah has given us, I don't think they possess. It is very difficult to imagine that we can live together or that we can maintain a long-term relationship with them. Talk is not going to achieve anything. You can see in the past 60 years how many times the relationship has improved and soured. We (Indians and Pakistanis) don't want to fight each other, but a third country who you and me both recognize, wants to sour the relationship between us. We all know who wants to gain advantage from Pakistan and India. I don't want to go into detail. They will not let us unite."

    Host then asks about Indian media, which she says was overly hostile in its reporting style. (I'm going to skip the translation of an unrelated Umar Gul question/response):

    Afridi: "...As far as their media is concerned, they have a very negative approach. They have really negative thoughts. Their public is not as negative as their media. But I think the media plays a dirty role in souring relationships between us and India. I think our media, which the people often deride, is 100 times better then theirs."
    Afridi's comments on India media are right but him saying that Pakistani media is 100% better is definitely lol worthy. Every country's media has become like that and Indian media is not an exception and I really don't think they singled out Pakistani cricketers.

    Oh and the part in bold is so silly.

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    Silly is the perfect word to describe it actually.
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    Forgive my ignorance; who is the 'third country' Afridi is talking about? China?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc View Post
    Forgive my ignorance; who is the 'third country' Afridi is talking about? China?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
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    So, China then? 8|

    But yeah, I guess the US have certain interests in that part of the world.

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    Well he is at least consistently crazy.

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    Afridi. Still love the guy. What a crazy mofo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    Afridi. Still love the guy. What a crazy mofo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Yeah, Malik's speech after the T20 WC was weird. Different cultures and all that I guess, but can't really relate to that "apologizing to all Muslims" stuff.
    That cracked me up again...it was a hilarious moment for me to be honest...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc View Post
    So, China then? 8|

    But yeah, I guess the US have certain interests in that part of the world.
    And it is those interests that cause the US to pressure India to enter into these pointless talks contrary to Afridi's clueless statement.

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