A new controversial video of Afridi is doing rounds on social media at a time when Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistani pacer, made an allegation that his teammate Danish Kaneria faced discrimination at the hands of a few Pakistani cricketers, who discriminated him just because he was a Hindu. The video is going viral, attracting criticism for many as they believe the former Pakistan all-rounder is making fun of the Hindu customs.
Afridi on Hindu customs
An old video of Shahid Afridi has emerged where he can be seen saying that he smashed a TV at his house after he saw his daughter imitating an ‘aarti’ scene while watching an Indian show.
In the video, Afridi is questioned by a host if he ever smashed a TV in his house when he was upset, to which he answers: “I smashed my TV once, because of my wife. These daily soaps on Star Plus were quite popular then. I had also requested my spouse to watch them alone and not with our kids.”
The other day, as soon as I came back home, I saw one of my kids performing ‘Arti’ while watching a Star Plus show. I then crushed the TV inside the wall with anger.”
ARTI: A Hindu ritual of worship, a part of puja, in which light (usually from a flame) is offered to one or more deities.
Here Shahid Afridi is making fun of the Hindu ritual of Aarti and everyone’s enjoying but remember how he tweeted on the plight of Uighar muslims just two days ago and everyone forced him to delete? Islam is just an excuse to hide poverty in Pakistanpic.twitter.com/PyXV9e8QkC
— Monica (@TrulyMonica) December 28, 2019
Mocking Hindu traditions
Out of nowhere, this video swiftly found a lot of attention and is making rounds on social media. It has now attracted a lot of criticism and many people have shown their anger on the all-rounder for mocking Hindu traditions.
The video getting viral comes at a time when former Pakistan cricketers Shoaib Akhtar and Danish Kaneria grasped headlines for some of their isolated events. In a game show, Akhtar claimed that there were many who did not want Kaneria (former Pakistan leg spinner) to be part of the Pakistan team because of his Hindu faith and said that some players even refused to shared food with Kaneria.
Following this comment, Kaneria said that whatever Shoaib Akhtar has spoken about the leg-spinner was true.