Former star cricketer, Shahid Afridi, 45, is a father to a beautiful fifth baby girl. The cricketer shared the photo with his four daughters and a newly-born baby girl on Instagram and Twitter on Friday.
“Almighty’s infinite blessings & mercy are upon me….already having been granted 4 wonderful daughters I have now been blessed with a 5th,” he captioned the picture. The cricketer has not named the baby girl yet.
Bahut bahut mubarik bro. You are truly blessed Mashallah.
— Fakhr-e-Alam S.I & S.E (@falamb3) February 14, 2020
“Sharing this good news with my well-wishers,” concluded Shahid Afridi. His Instagram and Twitter posts received thousands of likes and messages of felicitation from fans and followers across the world. His Indian fans also expressed joy and congratulated him.
Fellow cricketers including Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, and others also congratulated him.
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“MashAllah shahid Bhai boht Mubarak ho,” wrote Shadab Khan.”Bahut bahut Mubarak bro. You are truly blessed Mashallah,” wrote singer and TV host, Fakhr-e-Alam
Shahid Afridi is a proud father of five daughters and frequently shares his pictures, often playing and spending quality time with them, on social media.
Ma sha Allah! Congratulations on another beautiful blessing Lala
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) February 15, 2020
He, however, has asserted that he will not allow his daughters to outdoor sports no matter what feminist says about him in his book, ‘Game Changer’.
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His elder daughters are named Ansha, Ajwa, Asmara and Aqsa Afridi. His eldest daughters are in their teens, hence, due to religious and political reasons, Shahid Afridi has mentioned that he will not allow his daughters to play any outdoor sports including cricket.
Shahid Afridi wrote “It’s for social and religious reasons that I’ve made this decision regarding my daughters not competing in public sporting activities and their mother agrees with me. The feminists can say what they want; as a conservative Pakistani father, I’ve made my decision”
MashAllah shahid Bhai boht mubarak ho
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) February 15, 2020
Many many congratulations Lala!! Daughters are a blessing
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) February 15, 2020
“Ajwa and Asmara are the youngest and love to play dress-up. Do they have my permission to play any sport, as long as they’re indoors Cricket? No, not for my girls. They have permission to play all the indoor games they want, but my daughters are not going to be competing in public sporting activities,” wrote Shahid Afridi in his book.