Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi recently made headlines. When he jokingly scolded his son-in-law, fellow cricketer Shaheen Shah Afridi. For calling him “sasur” (father-in-law) during a TV interview. Afridi playfully scolded Shaheen and asked him not to call him by that name. But rather to call him “Lala,” the nickname that Afridi is known by among his fans. Don’t Call Me ‘Sasur’: Shahid Afridi to Son-in-Law Shaheen Shah Afridi.
The exchange took place during a segment on a Pakistani TV channel. Where Shaheen was being interviewed alongside Afridi. When the interviewer asked Shaheen about his relationship with Afridi. Shaheen replied by referring to him as “sasur.” Afridi quickly interrupted him, telling him not to use. That term and instead to call him “Lala,”. Which he said was a term of endearment.
Afridi’s reaction to being called “sasur” has been praised by many on social media.
With fans commending him for his sense of humor and for being a good sport. Many people also pointed out the exchange between Afridi. And Shaheen was a reminder of the importance of respecting elders. And not using disrespectful language.https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/dont-call-me-sasur-shahid-afridis-funny-interaction-with-shaheen-afridi-watch-3975463
The exchange also highlights the importance of language. And how words can have different connotations depending on the context. And the relationship between the people involved. While “sasur” is a term that is commonly used to refer to a father-in-law in many parts of South Asia. It can also be seen as a formal or distant term. In contrast, “Lala” is a more informal and affectionate term. And it reflects the close relationship that Afridi and Shaheen share.
The exchange between Afridi and Shaheen was a lighthearted moment that brought a smile to the faces of many fans. It was also a reminder of the importance of respect and the power of language to shape relationships and convey meaning.
As for Shaheen, he seemed to take the scolding in good humor and will likely continue to refer to his father-in-law as “Lala” from now on.
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