Watch: Shahid Afridi admits of “smashing TV” after seeing daughter imitate “arti”

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is known for his controversial behavior and even after being out of the game for so long, Afridi’s antics are still managing to stir controversies from time to time. Now an old video of Afridi is going viral on various social media platforms where he can be seen admitting about breaking a TV after seeing his daughter trying to perform a particular scene from an Indian TV series.

While making an appearance on a Pakistani chat show in 2017, the 44-year-old former cricketer can be seen saying that he smashed a TV once because of his wife. He further stated that he lost his cool when he saw one of his daughters imitating an “arti” scene from a popular daily soap on Star Plus.


“I smashed my TV once, because of my wife. These daily soaps on Star Plus were quite popular then. I had asked my wife to watch them alone and not with the kids,” Afridi was seen replying to the host of the show.

Afridi noted that as soon as he saw that happening, he got out of his chair and “smashed” the TV inside the wall.

“I saw one of my kids performing ‘arti’ while watching a Star Plus show. I then smashed the TV inside the wall,” Afridi added.

The netizens have been quite vocal in echoing their disappointment over Afridi’s remarks and are sharing the video across all the social media platforms. Meanwhile, he is also been criticizing for making a mockery of Hindu ethics.


The video is doing rounds on social media after Shoaib Akhtar made an explosive claim that former leg-spinner Danish Kaneria was not treated well by the other players because he was a Hindu. After Akhtar’s interview, Kaneria himself posted a video and thanked the Rawalpindi Express for telling the truth. He also said that soon he will be disclosing the names of the players too.

“Those who did not support me, I will make their names public soon. Having said that, I feel fortunate and honoured that I got to play for Pakistan,” Kaneria said in a video.

Afridi too jumped in the controversy and shared that the claims are not true as he “never came to know of any such thing” when he was playing.