Four days after Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi appealed for peace between India and Pakistan, former Pakistani cricketer and coach Javed Miandad challenged India to war.
In an interview to Samaa TV, Miandad said every Pakistani was ready for martyrdom in the war against India, and also made some rather unpleasant comments about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The interview was in response to the recent surgical strikes carried out by India along the LoC in which several terrorists were killed.
Here is what he said during a talk show:
Every Pakistani, even every child, is ready for martyrdom: Pakistani cricketing legend Javed Miandad after India's 'surgical strikes' claim pic.twitter.com/ykzuQpSkCw— SAMAA TV (@SAMAATV) September 29, 2016
- "I want to tell the people of India that there are some people in your country who can get you killed. You should come together and unite against such people."
- "I have travelled a lot in India during my cricketing days. I know that the general public is not like that."
- "But there are people like Narendra Modi, who is an egg. An egg who doesn't know about his father or mother.
- "He doesn't know who is he threatening. We are ready for war. We are ready for martyrdom. Every Pakistani, even every child is ready to fight and die for this holy war. They (referring to India) are cowards, they have no army, nothing."
And the show host was so impressed with his speech that he ended the interview saying:
"Rightly said, Miandad Sahab, a single sixer by you is enough for them (India)."
Obviously, not many Indians were amused:
If u think our warrior tv is hilarious, see this from Pak's SAMAA TV. Javed Miandad is ranting as only Miandad can, and anchor eggs him on https://t.co/XyZ7ttAJxe— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) October 2, 2016
@IndiaTodayFLASH Javed miandad was never civilised.Why bother of his likes?He never had principles, married his son to Dawoods4 money— Sudhir Ahuja (@sudhir_ahuja) October 4, 2016
(Feature image source: AFP)