The Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Anurag Thakur has criticized Pakistan T20 Captain Shahid Afridi on his statement regarding support of Kashmiri people for Pakistani cricket team, Waqt News reported.

“Shahid Afridi is a player and should refrain from issuing political statements,” Thakur said while talking to media.

Following the toss of during yesterday’s match against New Zealand Afridi had said stated that “A lot of people are here fromKashmir. And I want to thank people of Kolkata, they really supported us as well.”

Afridi has been under severe criticism after stating that Pakistani cricket team has got more love in India than in Pakistan.

Furthermore, Pakistan cricket team is on the brink of exit from the ICC World T20 after being defeated in two of their three matches.