Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan recently called for restoration of peace in war-torn Gaza. He urged the world leaders to get united to put an end to the senseless killing happening in Gaza.

“Every day, innocent kids aged 0-10 in Gaza are losing lives and the world remains silent. As a sportsman, I can only speak out, but it’s high time for world leaders to unite and put an end to this senseless killing. @UN #StopTheViolence #GazaChildren,” Irfan wrote on X (earlier known as Twitter).

Irfan’s post soon went viral with his massive fans praising him for his peace call.

Responding to Irfan’s post, former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria, who is only the second Hindu from his country ever to play for the national cricket team, shared Irfan’s post on his X account.

Kaneria also urged the India pacer to speak for the Hindus in Pakistan who have been facing discrimination in the neighbouring country.

“Irfan bhai, I’m happy that you understand the pain of children, and I stand with you on that. But please do speak about Pakistani Hindus as well. The situation is not very different here in Pakistan,” wrote Kaneria.

In response to Kaneria’s reply, Irfan wrote, “Sure Brother Danish, glad you are standing with me on this topic. let’s talk about all the evil around the world so hopefully we can eliminate wrong doings  regardless of any faith.”

Notably, Kaneria has been vocal of atrocities on the Hindus in Pakistan. He has even accused many former Pakistan cricketers including Shahid Afridi of showing discrimination in the dressing room during his playing days.