Shahid Afridi is once again hogging the limelight after the launch of his recent autobiography ‘Game Changer’. But on this occasion, he is drawing flak for his comments on his daughters taking up sports. Afridi in a recent interview said that he will not allow his daughters to participate in any public sport. He also claimed that he had the green signal of it from his wife. Apparently, she too agreed with the rule. “It’s for social and religious reasons that I’ve made this decision regarding my daughters not competing in public sporting activities and their mother agrees with me. The feminists can say what they want; as a conservative Pakistani father, I’ve made my decision.”
Earlier, Afridi was in the news for his argument with India’s World Cup winner and former opener – Gautam Gambhir. The Pakistan star had has invited former India opener Gautam Gambhir for medical treatment in Pakistan. Gambhir and Afridi didn’t have a cordial relationship, both off and on the field. In 2007, the duo was booked for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct following a clash during an ODI match between India and Pakistan in Kanpur.
Here is how Twitter responded to his statement.
“I think Gautam Gambhir may have some problems. I am working with hospitals and I can get him very good treatment here,” Afridi said.
“The Indian government doesn’t normally give visas to our people, but I will welcome everyone from India to Pakistan. Our people and our government have always welcomed Indians and as for Gautam, I will get a visa arranged so that his treatment can be done here,” Afridi added.
It all started when Afridi launched a vicious attack on Gambhir in his autobiography, terming him someone who has no personality and the one who has a lot of attitude problem.