Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi (Photo Credit: PTI)
An old video of former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is going viral on social media where he is confessing about breaking a TV at his home after he saw his daughter trying to imitate an "arti" scene performed on an Indian daily soap. In the video, Afridi is asked by a host if he ever broke a TV in his home, to which he replies: "I smashed my TV once, because of my wife. These daily soaps on Star Plus were quite popular then.
"I had asked by wife to watch them alone and not with the kids. I saw one of my kids performing 'arti' while watching a Star Plus show. I then smashed the TV inside the wall."
Pakistani cricketer Shahid @sAfridiOfficial confesses to smashing a TV set because it was showing a scene about a Hindu ritual. The largely female audience cheers him wildly for his ‘gallant’ act. Hindu hatred is like ‘early childhood education’ in Pakyampic.twitter.com/Numpj5faRl— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) December 29, 2019
This comes at a time when former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar alleged that leg-spinner Danish Kaneria was discriminated within the team during their playing days because of his Hindu faith.
In an interview on PTV's show titled "Game on Hai", Akhtar alleged that there were many who did not want Kaneria to be part of the Pakistan team because of his Hindu faith, and that the spinner was never given due credit for his performances and was also constantly humiliated by his teammates.