Former captain of Pakistani cricket team, Shahid Afridi has faced a lot of criticism from netizens over his Saturday tweet. He posted a photograph of his daughter replicating his signature wicket taking celebration style. But in the background, there was a lion which was chained. The tweet captioned,
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 :)https://twitter.com/SAfridiOfficial/status/1005488474139648007 While many fans were surprised that the cricketer owned a lion, others were displeased with it. Even Twitter has set a warning before viewing the post as ‘sensitive material’. Many fans have highlighted the irony of the statement with respect to the photograph. While the captioned said, ‘take care of animals’, the post showed a chained lion. Animal welfare organisations have also taken their stand against keeping the wild cat out of its natural habit. https://twitter.com/Muchpatriotic/status/1005497649712295936 https://twitter.com/hsohu/status/1005920943334715401 Here are some comments by the enraged twitteratis on Afridi’s post, https://twitter.com/SabeenGeopol/status/1005603327986429952 https://twitter.com/shakeeel88/status/1005760143634681856 https://twitter.com/mia__utopian/status/1005555633398132736 https://twitter.com/alpanamamc/status/1006041809414287360 Petting wild animals has been quite a trend among celebrities all around the globe. Not just Afridi, Hollywood star Nicholas Cage owns 2 cobras and an octopus. Kristen Stewart's mom pet wolf-dog hybrids. Moreover, legendary Mike Tyson has 3 Royal Bengal Tigers. Charlie Sheen also once owned a Chinese Water Dragon, named 'Hopper Jr'. What do you think about keeping a wide animal hostage in a house as your ‘pet’? Is Shahid Afridi setting the right example to the whole world? Comment below and let us know what you think. Keep reading on Gabruu.com!