Shahid Afridi gets special retirement gift from team India

19 April 2017, 02:26 PM
Shahid Afridi gets special retirement gift from team India - google photos
Shahid Afridi gets special retirement gift from team India - google photos

In a heartwarming show of sportsmanship and camaraderie, the Indian cricket team sent a special retirement gift to Shahid Afridi by presenting him a Virat Kohli shirt signed by all the players.

A Pakistani journalist uploaded the shirt on which Kohli wrote: “Shahid Bhai, best wishes, always a pleasure playing against you”.

The jersey—number 18 and VIRAT on it—had the signatures of Kohli, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, among others.

The 37-year-old Afridi bid adieu to his 21-year-old international career in February when he announced his retirement from the T20 version of cricket. He had already retired from Test and One-Day formats of the game.

He was recently announced as one of eight Champion Ambassadors for the Champions Trophy to be held in the United Kingdom from June 1 to 18, along Harbhajan Singh, Habibul Bashar, Ian Bell, Shane Bond, Mike Hussey, Kumar Sangakkara and Graeme Smith.  

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First Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 02:14 PM
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