It is sad to know that Islam is being reinforced on people effectively across the world by some of the brainwashed extremists. People have their own choice of believing in certain ideologies and following the religion. On one side ISIS militants are killing poor people in Iraq and on the other side there are Indian cases where Hindu women are abducted and being converted to Islam. This is also common in other Islamic countries of the world.
I thought it’s the downgraded idea of people who are illiterate and do not understand the freedom value; However, in a shocking video tape it has been revealed Pakistani Cricketer Ahmed Shehzad passing a religious comment to Sri Lankan Cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Pakistan Cricket Broad is investigating further on the religious comment by the Pakistani batsman on their One-day International with Sri Lanka last Saturday. After the match while players were heading back to the dressing room, Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan about getting converted. He said, “If you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, straight to heaven.” Dilshan’s reply to this comment was not audible but in reply Shehzad said, “Then be ready for the fire.”
Board general manager of media, Agha Akbar told the Associated Press that, Shehzad was summoned by the PCB Headquarters in Lahore on Wednesday. Akbar said, “Ahmed has informed the PCB that it was his personal chat with Dilshan, and there was nothing more to it,” PCB would still investigate the issue in detail but he also added, “What we understand is that no Sri Lanka Cricket official or our own manager lodged any complaint.”
We guess the reason behind Shehzad’s behaviour was his knowledge on Dilshan been born to a Muslim father and a Buddhist mother and was named as Tuwan Mohamed Dilshan; however, he accepted new name Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan with an ethnic Sinhalese-Buddhist identity shortly after his International debut in 1999.
His childhood coach Ranjan Paranavitana said that even though his brothers and sisters were born to a Muslim father, he and all his siblings followed Buddhism.