Karachi, Mar 24 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi attacked and slapped a fan at Karachi airport after he returned home from Dhaka where Pakistan won the Asia Cup final against Bangaldesh on Thursday.
Pakistan television channels showed Afridi, wearing a pink T-shirt, first push a youth to the ground and then slap him before his brother intervened and pulled him away in a melee on Friday night.
The incident took place shortly after Afridi had spoken to the media and praised Bangladesh for their outstanding performance in the Asia Cup final.
The footage showed Afridi heading for a waiting car when he turned around and attacked the youth and then pointed his finger at another man before his brother stepped in.
Afridi told reporters he had lost his temper because his young daughter Ajwa had been pushed to the ground.
"I know what I did was wrong, I should have controlled my temper," he said. "But when I saw my little daughter pushed to the ground I couldn't take it and lost my cool."
Afridi, 32, has been banned and fined twice by the International Cricket Council during a controversial career.
^^ well it was for self defense...come on the fan has pushed his daughter.....he just reacted as a father...just because he is a celebrity we can not avoid the fact that he is a father too...I'm pretty sure any father would have done the same....
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Last edited by zinatf; March 24, 2012 at 11:00 PM.
I'm disappointed he didn't use his weapon of choice, Shahid "Jaws" Afridi could have caused more damage by biting the fan rather than punching him. Where was his daughter btw? It was funny how he stuck out his tongue when about to slap some random fan, a bit like brad hogg