Shahid Afridi, one of the finest cricketers of Pakistan’s history, is loved all around the world for his humble personality.
Shahid Afridi has 5 daughters with whom he spends quality time. However, being a father, he has some future plans for his girls.
As much as he loves his daughters, he has clearly said that he won’t allow his daughter to play any outdoor sports. Afridi said he can’t allow his daughters due to religious and social reasons.
However, within no time, the cricketer faced backlash as many people criticized him for not allowing his daughters to follow their dreams.
In an interview, Boom Boom Afridi talked about his controversial statement.
The host asked “You have said you will not allow your daughters to participate in sports after which you had to face lots of criticism. Do you think girls should not participate in sports?”
On which he replied, “They should play, why not? I think I play all my indoor games with my daughters.”
The host asked again, “What would you say if your daughters grow up and tell you she want to be a cricketer like their father?”
Shahid Afridi replied, “If she wanted to be a cricketer she would have started training from the beginning age of 10-11 years of age. Your mind can’t change like that when you are 19 or 20. I believe it’s my job as a parent to tell them what is the right thing to do. I think there are other better things than being a cricketer in their life which they want to do.”