What Virat Kohli And Team India Did For Shahid Afridi Is Making Even Pakistanis Proud Of India

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3:52 pm 18 Apr, 2017

The swashbuckling Pakistani batsman Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from the T20 version of cricket in February. He had already retired from Test and One-Day formats of the game.

 

 

His retirement came due to his falling form and the controversies surrounding his relationship with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The 36-year-old fan-favorite had played his last T20 as a captain in the 2016 world championships in India.

 

Afridi playing against India.

But his retirement was not as ceremonious as it should have been. (But, of course, he is not Tendulkar!)

Anyway, Team India did not forget to acknowledge Afridi’s superhuman abilities on the field. They, therefore, sent a fitting gift to him.

This:

 

 

Yes, an Indian jersey belonging to Virat Kohli and bearing the number 18.

According to this Pakistani journalist, the jersey has the signatures every member of the Indian cricket team as well as skipper Virat Kohli.

 

And Kohli’s personal message displays a very high level of sportsmanship.

 

 

Many on Twitter praised the gesture, including Pakistanis:


 

Afridi made his debut in 1996. He became a fan favorite when he struck a 37-ball century against Sri Lanka in only his second match to set a world record that was unbeaten for 17 years.

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