Pakistan’s former cricket captain, Shahid Afridi, has said he forbids his daughters from gambling the sport or any other outdoor video games.

Afridi on Friday faced complaint about his stance, but in his new memoir defined himself as a conservative Pakistani father who had made the selection for “social and nonsecular reasons.”

“They have my permission to play any sport, so long as they’re interior,” he wrote in Game Changer posted a closing week. “Cricket? No, now not for my ladies. They have permission to play all the indoor video games they need, but my daughters aren’t going to be competing in public wearing activities.”


The 44-year-antique all-rounder, who earned the moniker “growth growth” for his aggressive batting style, changed into criticized for his selection.

“Shahid Afridi is no higher than a regular center-elderly common Pakistani man, who wouldn’t mind hanging out with a person else’s daughters but could recoil if his personal did the identical,” stated one commentator on Twitter.

“Terrible to restrict your daughters from making their personal alternatives, but additionally disrespectful to our top-notch women’s cricket crew who has achieved Pakistan proud globally,” said any other.

Afridi, until earlier this year, held the record for the maximum sixes hit in international cricket. He nonetheless holds the record for sixes struck in one-day internationals.

Pakistan’s women’s crew is currently located 7th within the ICC’s in the future international ratings and is traveling South Africa, where they stand tied one-all with the hosts.

His ebook, also well-known, shows he became aged 19 when he blasted onto the world level with a record-breaking 37-ball century towards Sri Lanka in 1996 and not 16 as the government at the time said.