Cricket is not for my daughters: Shahid Afridi slammed for his chauvinistic comment

01:40 PM | 10 May, 2019
Cricket is not for my daughters: Shahid Afridi slammed for his chauvinistic comment

LAHORE- Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi is making headlines for not allowing his daughters to play any outdoor sport.

In his recently released biography titled Game Changer, which he co-authored with journalist Wajahat Saeed Khan, the ostentatious all-rounder has made many startling revelations about his personal and professional life. Ever since the release, Afridi is facing the heat for something or the other on a regular basis.

The cricketer is a father to four daughters, named Ansha, Ajwa, Asmara and Aqsa Afridi. In the book, Afridi states that he will not permit any of his daughters to play outdoor sports and he has made this decision, keeping social and religious factors in mind.

“The feminists can say whatever they want about my decision,” he quotes in Game Changer. According to Afridi, his daughters, are good at sports but are better at academics.

“Ajwa and Asmara are the youngest and love to play dress-up. They have my permission to play any sport, as long as they’re indoors. Cricket? No, not for my girls. They have permission to play all the indoor games they want, but my daughters are not going to be competing in public sporting activities.”

Afridi's book has also revealed quite a few interesting aspects of his career. The maverick all-rounder has admitted to the ball-tampering offence, which he committed during the peak of his career. He also revealed that the year of his birth is 1975, and not 1980, as previously believed.

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