Even after retiring from international cricket, Shahid Afridi is always in the spotlight. Be it his on-field antics or his questionable views on women cricket, Lala has a knack of landing himself in hot waters.
In a recent controversy, pictures of Afridi getting a facial from a woman surfaced on the internet. Back in his playing days though, Afridi refused to shake a woman’s hand after being presented an award for his performance in a match.
Pakistanis on the internet have called out Afridi on his hypocrisy. Here is the picture:
ایک کرکٹ میچ کی تقریب میں ایک عورت نے رسمی طور پر شاہد آفریدی سے ہاتھ ملانا چاہا تھا تو کیمروں کے سامنے انکار نہیں کر دیا تھا ۔۔۔۔ ؟@SAfridiOfficial
in #Dubai for brand shooting Red heartRed heart#ShAhidAfriDi #AfriDi #Lalaaa #Dxb #shooting#HopeNotOut@TEAM_AFRIDI pic.twitter.com/DXDc3GFNae
— People Of Pakistan (@peopleopakistan) September 29, 2020
And here is a picture of Afridi refusing to shake a woman’s hand who was a guest at the presentation ceremony:
Afridi finally agrees to be touched by a woman he refused to shake hands with in 2016 after she reappears a few years later in niqaab 🖤
Dubai 2020 pic.twitter.com/odHb54vpN5
— History Of Pakistan (@OldPakHistory) September 30, 2020
And fans are not having it.
If you have principles follow them.
I vividly remember how he refused to shake hands with a girl live on camera yet this he's okay with?
This hypocrisy always gets me. #ShahidAfridi pic.twitter.com/lBMqyZzSgH
— ZenHumza (@HumzaTariq18) September 30, 2020
— Husnain Kalroo (@husnain_kalroo) September 30, 2020
— Khabarwalay (@khabarwalay0) September 30, 2020
— Dr Batoor (@Dbatoorofficial) September 30, 2020
— Jawad Arshad (@JawadAr52869289) September 30, 2020
Shahid Afridi has recently been in the limelight for other news as well. He recently offered to mentor Saudi cricketers, after Saudi officials requested Pakistan to help promote the game in the Kingdom.
Recently, Lala also pointed fingers at Misbah-ul-Haq for being the reason for Pakistan’s loss to India in World Cup 2011 semi-final. Although he later clarified that the statement was reported out of context, he made the headlines for his remarks.