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Former Pak captain Shahid Afridi slammed on Twitter for housing chained lion

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 June 2018, 17:05 IST

Former Pak captain Shahid Afridi faced the anger and rage of Twitterati after he shared a picture of his daughter copying his style of arms-raised celebration with a lion chained in the background at his Karachi resident. 

This picture was uploaded on Saturday with Shahid's daughter copying his Boom-Boom pose with a lion in the background and another picture was where he was hand feeding a baby deer.

He even captioned it, "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."

While some said "You didn't understand he is asking people to generously feed animals during Ramzan" others called it barbaric. Some even said that the lion should not be out of its natural habitat.

In his defence, Shahid tweeted a picture of the animal along with the people who own them. He once again shared the pictures and captioned it

"I respect that animals need free space and wildlife for survival, however, I would like to state facts for the record. These pictures are of my house and not of any zoo, the animals displayed in the picture were brought to my house for showing it to my kids, the owner has tamed them since they were 2 months old and they are this big, they are totally home brought up, the person who owns them has a license as well."

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First published: 11 June 2018, 17:00 IST