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Rumours over ‘death of Afridi’s daughter’ untrue?

India TV Sports Desk 26 Apr 2016, 19:10:20 IST
India TV Sports Desk

New Delhi: The news about the death of Shahid Afridi’s younger daughter that has been making the rounds on social media since yesterday could be fake. Photos showing what appeared to be a lookalike of Shahid Afridi’s daughter have been circulating on Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook and other social platform today, claiming that she died due to cancer.

However, the cricketer has not confirmed any such development. He is currently in Saudi Arabia to offer Umrah. Last night, he tweeted his photo from a hotel in Makkah. 


I have the most magnificent view from my room pic.twitter.com/1bxspLZFuX

— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 25, 2016

News of the illness of his younger daughter surfaced soon after Shahid Afridi’s resignation as captain of Pakistan cricket team following an early exit from the World T20. 

It is important to mention here that Shahid Afridi’s daughter Asmara underwent a dental surgery last month, from which she was reported to be recovering fast. Afridi had tweeted her picture during surgery and asked fans to pray for her.


U are not obligated to win. U are obligated to keep trying to win, it was a cracker!! congrats WI, well played india...

— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 31, 2016