Former cricketer Virender Sehwag shared a video of American anchors slamming Pakistan PM Imran Khan. Reacting to this, Sourav Ganguly too criticised Khan and said this is not the cricketer the world knew of.
New Delhi: Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly has labelled Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's address as rubbish. "This is not the cricketer the world knew of," said Ganguly.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan has been facing criticism since the time he addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in relation to Jammu and Kashmir issue.
Ganguly tweeted: "Viru...I see this and I am shocked...a speech which is unheard of...a world which needs peace, Pakistan as a country needs it the most...and the leader speaks such rubbish...not the Imran Khan the cricketer world knew...speech in UN was poor."
He was replying to his fellow teammate Virender Sehwag's video of American anchors slamming cricketer-turned-Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Sehwag had captioned the video: "You sound like a welder from the Bronx, says the anchor. After the pathetic speech in the UN a few days ago, this man seems to be inventing new ways to humiliate himself."
Imran Khan brought it on himself when he mocked the infrastructure of America when he was there. Khan had said, "You have to go to China and see the way their infrastructure is. In New York, I am watching the car bumping around here."
This did not go well with the anchors who were interviewing Khan. They gave him a befitting reply by saying, "You don't sound like a Prime Minister of Pakistan, you sound like a welder from the Bronx."
Moreover, Imran Khan's speech at UNGA was also criticised by Indian cricketers Mohammad Shami, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan. They said that Khan's words did not reflect sportsmanship.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had talked about India's growth and how the country has developed under his leadership in the UNGA. But Khan brought up the ongoing Kashmir issue and had warned India of a nuclear war.
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