Pakistan team’s bowling coach and former fast pacer Waqar Younis, has urged Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir to end their social media spat, for the sake of India and Pakistan to resume playing cricket.
“The banter between Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi has been going on for a while now. I think they both got to be smart, sensible, and calm down,” said Waqar.
“It has been going on for way too long. My advice to them is to maybe catch up somewhere around the world and talk it out if you cannot really calm it down.”
Waqar, 48, said that a cricket series would boost relations between the arch-rival neighbours.
“I think that it would be the biggest hit of the world,” said Waqar.
“I think Pakistan and India should play and should play on a regular basis to avoid depriving cricket lovers.”
Pakistan’s former cricketer turned humanitarian Afridi and former Indian opener Gambhir now a lawmaker in the Indian parliament, have become involved in heated social media exchanges over the Indian Occupied Kashmir region.