DHA Administration Removes Animals From Shahid Afridi’s Residence
Following complaints from the residents of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), the administration has removed animals from Shahid Afridi’s house.
As per a local media outlet, residents of DHA complained to the administration against the former Pakistan cricket team captain for keeping wild animals at his house. The administration visited his house and got the animals removed.
Furthermore, he was also advised against keeping other supplies for livestock at his house. This is not the first time that the former captain has found himself in hot water for keeping animals.
In 2018, he tweeted a picture of his daughter imitating her father’s wicket-taking celebration style but the picture also had a chained lion in the background.
“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 :)” read the tweet.
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 🙂 pic.twitter.com/CKPhZd0BGD
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 9, 2018
The picture received severe backlash on social media.
So apparently shahid afridi has a lion in his house and people are fascinated like im so sorry to break it to you but wild cats belong to their natural habitats stop chaining them in your houses to show off
— D. (@queerkutti) June 9, 2018
Shahid Afridi has a pet lion who is confined at his home and it's chained, this is so barbaric and inhumane poor creature should be in its natural habitat, running & hunting . where are animals protection organisations. Fuck your wealth & fame if it doesn't give you compassion
— Rainbow (@pavlovscat8) June 9, 2018
The Sindh Wildlife department had also ordered an inquiry.
Sindh Wildlife Department conservator Taj Mohammad Shaikh says he has ordered an inquiry into the presence of a lion in former Pakistani cricket captain Shahid Afridi's home, photos of which went viral on social media last week.https://t.co/xkKKMUwGUQ
— Maleeha Hamid Siddiqui (@siddiquimaleeha) June 14, 2018
Boom Boom Afridi will be seen in action during the Kashmir Premier League. He will be leading the Rawalakot Hawks in the tournament.
He has already arrived in Muzaffarabad for the event and also shared photos on his Instagram .