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Shahid Afridi Gets Slammed For Mocking Hindu Faith In An Old Video

Publish Date: 30 Dec, 2019 11:04 AM   |   Harshita  

NEW DELHI: It is not new for any Pakistani Cricket player attracting criticism on his way every now and then. This time, it is the former skipper of our neighboring nation, Shahid Afridi getting slammed for mocking Hindu customs and traditions in an old interview. 

An old video went viral online where Afridi is heard telling a story of the time when he broke his television at home. He did so after seeing his daughter imitating a scene of 'aarti' from an Indian daily soap. He even asked his wife not to watch such shows in front of the children. 

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He said, "I smashed my TV once, because of my wife. These daily soaps on Star Plus were quite popular then. I had asked my wife to watch them alone and not with the kids. I saw one of my kids performing ‘aarti’ while watching a Star Plus show. I then smashed the TV inside the wall."

Watch the video here:

Obviously, the statements did not go well with the Hindus' sentiments as the all-rounder took a dig at the faith of their religion, thereby, getting slammed for the same. 

The video, coincidentally, surfaced on social media after the former pacer, Shoaib Akhtar revealed that his teammate Danish Kaneria faced discrimination by his team members only because of being a Hindu. Some of the cricketers were not even ready to eat with him and constantly humiliated him. 

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Later on, the 'Rawalpindi Express' clarified that he did not mean that his team discriminated anybody on the basis of race but Kaneria was affirmative with Akhtar's statement and said that he was distinguished because of his Hindu faith. He said, "Today, I saw the interview of the legendary bowler Shoaib Akhtar. I personally thank him for telling the truth. At the same time, I am grateful to all the players who supported me wholeheartedly as a cricketer. Also thankful to media, genuine cricket administrators, and citizens of Pakistan who supported me regardless of my religious affiliation."