Marred homecoming: Afridi shoves fan in total mayhem upon arrival

An overtly exultant fan accidentally stepped on his daughter's toes in an effort to catch a glimpse of the star.

News Desk March 24, 2012

Shahid Afridi’s homecoming after a successful Asia Cup campaign was marred by an overtly exultant fan accidently hurting his daughter in an effort to catch a glimpse of the star.

With security almost non-existent, Afridi tried desperately to make his way through the large crowds that had gathered to greet him on his arrival at Jinnah International Airport.

As he neared his car, where his daughter waited, an eager fan accidently stepped on her toes.

Unable to restrain himself, Afridi reacted angrily, shoving the fan away and threatening to smack another.

“I was not able to control myself. My daughter was there and someone stepped on her toes,” Afridi said, while talking to the Express News on Friday evening. He also blamed security officials for not providing him with an adequate escort.

“I realise I should not have done it,” he conceded, before issuing an apology.

Earlier, while speaking to reporters on the airport, Afridi had called for a long term strategy for focusing on strengthening cricket’s domestic structure.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 24th, 2012.


Pollack | 9 years ago | Reply

There is a reason why afridi is not respected internationally like say Savin tendulkars even though he has a great record. Lack of class and frequent display of bigotry are the reason.

Zeeshan | 9 years ago | Reply

See this please:

Also....the SAME channel that originally reported that Afridi hit his fans for no now saying that Afridi reacted because his daughter got caught up in the crowd and got hurt:

Also see this please...this just puts everything to rest....the fans themselves are saying it was their fault....and that they still LOVE Afridi:

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