written by ostom ray at Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Afridi's comments on India that
Indians not as large hearted as Pakistanispublished in TOI online edition on 5th April 2011 was
slammed by 4173 comments in just few hours and comments are still pouring in as we write this post.
ISLAMABAD: Days after winning the hearts of numerous Indian fans with his remarks after his team's loss in the World Cup semifinal, Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has said Indians are not as large-hearted as Pakistanis.
Afridi also slammed the Indian media for its "very negative approach" and said the Pakistani media was a "hundred times better" than its Indian counterpart.
"In my opinion, if I have to tell the truth, they (Indians) will never have hearts like Muslims and Pakistanis. I don't think they have the large and clean hearts that Allah has given us," Afridi said during a talk show on Samaa news channel when he was asked about relations between the two countries.
"It is a very difficult thing for us to live with them (Indians) or to have long-term relationship with them. Nothing will come out of talks. See how many times in the past 60 years we have had friendship and then how many times things have gone bad," he said as the audience in the TV channel's studio applauded him repeatedly.
Read more http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/cricket-world-cup-2011/news/Indians-not-as-large-hearted-as-Pakistanis-Afridi/articleshow/7861946.cms
Most of the commenters are from India and some are from Pakistan living in different countries of the world.
TOI has also posted a poll which (at the time of writing this post, i.e 1400 IST)
aska a question: Do you think Shahid Afridi's remarks against Indians will damage the goodwill created by the India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal match?
The reply was
Can't say 2%