The Hush Post: In a recent visit to Jammu and Kashmir apart from the expected warm reception at a school function, MS Dhoni also had to contend with crowd shouting Booom-Boom Afridi and pro-Pakistan slogans just at the brink of Dhoni’s arrival at the venue. A video went viral on Twitter showing the crowd screaming Boom-Boom Afridi. Dhoni had recently visited Jammu and Kashmir and interacted with young cricketers and was the chief guest for an army-sponsored cricket match. Dhoni who holds an honorary rank of Lt Col in the Indian Army was seen interacting with children wearing the uniform.
The video also shows army personnel drawing back the crowd at Dhoni’s arrival and at that point, the crowd started chanting Afridi’s name. Later, they also shouted pro-Pakistan slogans.
Despite the critical diplomatic relationship between the two countries, cricket does bring India and Pakistan together intermittently. Afridi is believed to have a lot of respect for Dhoni’s leadership and he admitted as much after the 2011 semi final clash between India and Pakistan which India ultimately won. There was also news that inspired by Dhoni Afridi is also planning to have a film made on him.