Pakistan cricketers are known to make controversial statements on television. Latest cricketer to face the controversy is their former captain Shahid Afridi.
In an old video that went viral all over the social media, the legendary allrounder could be seen saying how he had smashed his television set at home once when he saw one of his kids doing a Hindu ritual.
Pakistan players yet again in controversy
The video has gone viral just a couple of days after a video of Shoaib Akhtar had gone viral in which the ex-cricketer had sensationally claimed how Pakistani players mistreated Danish Kaneria for being a Hindu. Since then, a number of former Pakistan cricketers including former captains Inzamam-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad have spoken on the matter.
In the video, Shahid Afridi could be seen saying that he was furious when he saw one of his daughters enacting an ‘aarti’ (Hindu tradition) scene while watching an India drama serial.
Talking on a television show, the cricketer surprisingly took pride in what he did as he said he said he lost his temper when he found one of his children watching a Hindu ritual being shown on the Indian channel Star Plus, and smashed the TV set. And to everyone’s surprise, the anchor looked delighted when Shahid Afridi revealed his antics, which shows the pathetic situation of religious intolerance in that country.
“Pata nahi kya karte hai thaali leke yu yu (I don’t know what they do with the plate)” said Shahid Afridi while gesticulating his hands in a circular motion as he clearly mocked the age-old Hindu tradition.
With more and more players and ex-players constantly making the headlines, Pakistan cricket and their nations overall image in total seems to be hugely tarnished.