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Shahid Afridi trolled for photo showing his daughter striking a pose with lion in background

According to a Pakistani daily, the pictures were taken in Afridi’s Karachi residence. He has previously posed with that lion.

SNS | New Delhi | Updated :

When he was on the field, Shahid Afridi set the stands on fire with his superman-like hits that sent the cricket ball flying out of the park like a cannonball. Ditto for his bowling – he deployed a vast arsenal of styles against the best of batsmen, leaving them baffled as the ball cut its way to uproot the wickets they guarded like sentinels. Simply put, there was no stopping the Pakistani great on his day.

What fans also remember is Afridi’s celebration each time he took a wicket. Arms outstretched, legs parted, ‘Boom, Boom’ Afridi stood like a victor in a gladiatorial battle where his hapless victim walked away with a hanging head.

Thus fans of the legendary all-rounder were in for a nostalgic treat when Afridi’s daughter struck a pose that mimicked her father’s. But what didn’t go unnoticed was a rather scary reality – the photo had a lion right behind the girl.

On 9 June, the 38-year-old Afridi posted two photos. While one showed him feeding a deer, the other had his daughter, Asmara, striking the famous pose with the lion, which is seen chained, in the background.

In his message, Afridi wrote: “Great to spend time with loved ones. Best feeling in the world to have my daughter copy my wicket taking celebrations. And yes don’t forget to take care of animals, they too deserve our love and care :)”

 

While many praised the cricketer’s message and his daughter’s pose, some took umbrage to the chained lion kept as a ‘pet’ pointing out that is both dangerous and inhuman.

 

According to a Pakistani daily, the pictures were taken in Afridi’s Karachi residence. He has previously posed with that lion.

 

Afridi has four daughters – Aqsa, Ajwa, Ansha and Asmara.