The Owner of Pakistan Super League team Javed Afridi met the controversial Malala Yousafzai on Friday. The meeting was said to be on purpose because Javed Afridi declared Malala Yousafzai as the brand ambassador for his team Peshawar Zalmi.
Team’s owner Javed Afridi, after meeting Malala Yousufzai and her family in the UK, said that Malala will be the face of Peshawar Zalmi in the upcoming season and will also be cheering for the team during the tournament in Dubai.
“It is an honour for us to be associated with Malala Yousafzai who has made Pakistan proud by winning the Nobel Prize. PZ Foundation will also support Malala’s cause for girls’ education in Pakistan and in other countries,” said Javed Afridi after meeting Malala and her family.
Afridi also presented Peshawar Zalmi’s official jacket to the 19-year-old Malala, the youngest ever Nobel Prize Laureate, and the only second Pakistani to win the prestigious award.
This news made the fans and followers of Peshawar Zalmi extremely angry. They were sad and badly protested against this all over social media posts and the Official page of Javed Afridi. The fans also Abused and said that Malala is a traitor and in no way depicts what a true patriotic is. The fans also threaten Javed Afridi that they will be not supporting Peshawar Zalmi team if Malala’s name will be associated with the team.
The matter further took a U-turn when Javed Afridi Clarifies that :
” #PeshawarZalmi Clarification!
In past few days there is a lot of miscommunication & misinformation regarding Peshawar Zalmi ambassadorship!
I hereby clarify that Noble Prize Winner Malala Yousufzai is not the ambassador of Peshawar Zalmi”
Well, we are still not sure if the justification is true or only there to calm down the supporters. also, if Javed Afridi has no intention of Associating Malala with Zalmis , Why did he even presented her the souvenirs? Malala living abroad with her family in no way shall be given any importance in any national event. The true heroes are those who supports Pakistan and the people of Pakistan.