Former cricket star Shahid Afridi on Sunday fired back at criticism over his recent comments that he would not allow his daughters to play outdoor sports, saying: “I don’t judge anyone or meddle in people’s life…. I expect the same too from others.”
Afridi spoke out on Twitter after being under-fire for his comments in his book in which he had stated that he would not let his four daughter play cricket or any outdoor sport owing to social and religious reasons.
“Let feminists can say whatever they want about his decision,” the all-rounder cricketer was quoted as saying.
“May all our daughters/women be blessed all over the world! Let people be,” he added.
The former captain of the national team went on to day that his daughters are precious to him with his life revolving around them.
Afridi said that his four daughters – Ansha, Ajwa, Asmara and Aqsa – have “some ambitions in life,” adding, “I will support them while guiding them as a responsible father.”
According to Afridi, his daughters, two of whom are in their late-teens already, are good at sports, but better at academics.
“Ajwa and Asmara are the youngest and love to play dress-up. They have my permission to play any sport, as long as they’re indoors. Cricket? No, not for my girls. They have permission to play all the indoor games they want, but my daughters are not going to be competing in public sporting activities,” he writes in his book titled Game-Changer.