Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has called for the release of a fan in India who was arrested for wearing a Pakistan team jersey with his name on it during a cricket match.
According to reports in Indian media, Ripon Chowdhury was apprehended by local police following a complaint filed by the youth wing of the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
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Terming the arrest as ‘shameful’, Afridi appealed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the release of the youngster.
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“Politics should not be mixed with cricket. It’s is very sad and shameful. I hope the youngster gets released soon,” said Afridi. “There are a lot of fans of Indian cricketers in Pakistan and I don’t see a problem in it.”
courtesy : Express Tribune