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Veena Malik Comes Out In Support of Shahid Afridi

That’s how daughters should be raised – Veena Malik

Shahid Afridi-Veena Malik

An unexpected celebrity came forth in support of Shahid Afridi regarding his recent comments about the whole ‘sportswomen’ debate. Its none other than Pakistani actress Veena Malik.

While some people are outraged at former all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi’s ‘misogynist’ remarks that his daughters are forbidden from playing sports, there are people who support his views as well. Veena Malik lauded the cricketer’s decision saying ‘that’s how daughters should be raised’.

Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi defended his statement saying that he will support his daughters while guiding them like a responsible father.

He singled out Pakistani journalist Fifi Haroon for her comments.

Where It All Started

After Shahid Afridi’s biography ‘Game Changer’ hit shelves, the book has drawn in a lot of controversies. One such debate was ignited by the ‘Boom Boom’ batter’s statement in the book where he admits that as a conservative father, his daughters are forbidden from playing outdoor sports.

“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 has to four daughters, named Ansha, Ajwa, Asmara and Aqsa Afridi. In the book, Afridi states that he will not allow any of his daughters to play outdoor sports because of social and religious reasons.

“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,”

He added that ‘the feminists can say what they want’  but he’s sticking to his decision.

“The feminists can say what they want; as a conservative Pakistani father, I´ve made my decision.”

 


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Social Media Reactions

Of course, Twitter had a lot to say about this.

Since Twitter raised the subject, people pointed out how Pakistan’s cricket team is currently ranked 6th in the world as per the International Cricket Council rankings for one-day international matches.

The issue also brought up debates about gender parity.

Some suggested that Afridi should take notes from Egyptian footballer Mo Salah. The footballer’s daughter went viral in a recent video as she scored a goal following Liverpool’s victory over their opponents in a match.

Afridi made it clear in a recent tweet that since he does not ‘judge anyone for what they do or meddle in people’s life’. He expects the same in return.

Written by Lens Staff

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