Team India sends signed Virat Kohli shirt to Shahid Afridi after retirement

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 18, 2017, 8:11 pm IST
Updated Apr 19, 2017, 4:14 pm IST
Virat Kohli wrote a message addressed to Shahid Afridi, saying: 'To Shahid Bhai, best wishes, always a pleasure playing against you.'
Shahid Afridi had retired from international cricket in February, after playing over 300 ODIs and 27 Tests. (Photo: AFP)
 Shahid Afridi had retired from international cricket in February, after playing over 300 ODIs and 27 Tests. (Photo: AFP)

Karachi: Despite the rivalry between India and Pakistan in both politics and and cricket, the Indian and Pakistani cricketers have been pretty cordial off the pitch.

In a heart-warming gesture, the Indian cricket team has sent a Virat Kohli jersey, signed by the entire team, to former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi, who had recently announced retirement, earlier this year.

The shirt also had a message from the Team India captain, saying, “To Shahid Bhai, best wishes, always a pleasure playing against you.”

virat kohli, shahid afridi

Afridi had retired from international cricket in February, after playing over 300 ODIs and 27 Tests. The picture of the shirt was uploaded on Twitter by a Pakistani journalist.

The shirt also reportedly contains the signatures of Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Suresh Raina, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, apart from Kohli.





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