Shahid Afridi Punches Fan at Karachi Airport

KARACHI, Mar 24 (TNN): Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi rained slaps and punches on a fan after an unruly crowd jostled his three-year-old daughter at the airport on Friday.

The incident occurred when Afridi was emerging from the airport on his return from Bangladesh, where the Pakistani team won the final of the Asia Cup tournament on Thursday.

A crowd of fans who were trying to get Afridi's autograph pushed his daughter and she fell to the ground, the cricketer's brother told the media.

Afridi then lost his cool and began slapping and punching some fans.

Footage on television showed an angry Afridi, dressed in a pink T-shirt, also tried to kick the fan before his brother Mushtaq got in the way and prevented the situation from getting out of hand.

He was also seen scolding another fan and threatening to slap him before he got into the waiting car.

Later, Afridi admitted that what he did at the airport was wrong but he couldn't take it when his daughter was pushed to the ground.

"I know what I did was wrong. I should have controlled myself. But I couldn't take it when my daughter was pushed to the ground," Afridi told 'Dawn News' channel.

"But when my daughter who was waiting for me near my car got pushed by fans trying to get near me I lost my temper," he said.

Shahid's brother said that the man involved in the incident was not a fan.

"I wouldn't describe him as a fan Shahid can never think of hurting a fan," he said.


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  • rajesh, udupi

    Sat, Mar 24 2012

    No Jaimini dont compare dignified Rahul Dravid to a Paki, Jasun is correct, you might be a pakistani fan that is ur choice but comparing to our well behaved cricketers is not correct, they dont have manners neither know when they were born the date so that is their tradition and custom they can't change

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Sat, Mar 24 2012

    Mr.Jasun, Pathan is also a human being. Whole world is attacking Shahid Afridi for his LOLLYWOOD stunt at Karachi Airport. I think not Shahid Afridi,even Rahul Dravid(ice cool mind) would have acted in a similar fashion if someone had pushed his son.

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  • jasun, Mangalore, UAE

    Sat, Mar 24 2012

    Yeh Pataan nahi sudarnewala hai.

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