Shahid Afridi has forever been the favorite cricketer of every Pakistani. But who knew that even Indians have a soft spot for Lala?
Recently, the skipper declared his retirement from international cricket, an announcement that left many of his fans heartbroken! Now, he has received a farewell present from Virat Kohli and the rest of the players of the Indian team. We must admit that it was pretty sweet on their part.
So Kohli gave Boom Boom Afridi his own jersey, signed by him & the rest of the team!
Virat Kohli’s shirt, signed by Indian team, for Shahid Afridi, with a message “always a pleasure playing against you.” pic.twitter.com/KexlCjTNeZ
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) April 15, 2017
The shirt also sports a heart-warming message by the Blue-shirts:
To Shahid Bhai, it was always a pleasure playing against you
Signatures spotted on the tee belong to Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Suresh Raina, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, and coach Ravi Shashtri
The picture was shared on Twitter by Pakistani journalist Faizan Lakhani.
Instantly, the image started making waves on social media & Pakistani’s really appreciated the gesture by Virat!
I admire Kohli. It only he is great Batsmen but a great Human being and being aggressive in the field is his Class!!
— Tanveer Khatana (@iamrjtanveerkh) April 16, 2017
@faizanlakhani good to see that players of both nations respect each other.
— amir sohail (@amirsohail392) April 16, 2017
Seeing this made me genuinely happy! Its not the players but the politics that has sank one of the greatest sporting rivalry. #ShahidAfridi
— CricWeed (@DivyeshAhir07) April 16, 2017
@faizanlakhani Not a gr8 fan of kohli & Indian cricket but this made me to love them. It shows cricket is gentlemen game with no boundaries
— Muhammad Fawad (@iamFawadanjum) April 18, 2017
With political tensions always brewing up between India and Pakistan, the team of the neighboring nation has risen above all the hate and displayed an example of good sportsmanship.
Let’s see what Afridi replies to the Indian team.
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