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Shahid Afridi receives heartwarming retirement gift from Virat Kohli and Co
SportsPTIApr, 18 2017 22:52:47 IST
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New Delhi: 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 (brother), best wishes, always a pleasure playing against you".


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Virat Kohli's shirt, signed by Indian team, for Shahid Afridi, with a message "always a pleasure playing against you."


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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.


Published Date: Apr 18, 2017 10:51 pm | Updated Date: Apr 18, 2017 10:52 pm
 

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One of those rare moments when Indians don't behave like Indians. Good. Keep it up.
Kohli, Dhoni and youvraj are sensible people..
Kohli was bit immature earlier but he has became more mature as a person.

But Afridi belongs in the Sachin era, not Virat.
Pakistani respect Kohli and dhoni more than Tendulkar ..they are match winners while tendulkar just played for himself
 

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Kohli, Dhoni and youvraj are sensible people..
Kohli was bit immature earlier but he has became more mature as a person.


Pakistani respect Kohli and dhoni more than Tendulkar ..they are match winners while tendulkar just played for himself
True absolutely true, 200% true, Sachin never contributed to India's win over Pakistan.
A similar sentiment was echoed by my young employee (he hadn't seen Sachin play, off course not even Sachin's knock against Pak in 2003).
 

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There must have been a small P.S. on it somewhere.

Shahid Bhai, iss baar yakeenan retire kar rahe ho na?
 

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True absolutely true, 200% true, Sachin never contributed to India's win over Pakistan.
A similar sentiment was echoed by my young employee (he hadn't seen Sachin play, off course not even Sachin's knock against Pak in 2003).
cricketers of boht India and Pakistan are friendly with each others now at personal level but relationship are bad at government level while cricketer was not as friendly in past but relationship was not bad at government level as cricket was never be part of politics in past
 

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True absolutely true, 200% true, Sachin never contributed to India's win over Pakistan.
A similar sentiment was echoed by my young employee (he hadn't seen Sachin play, off course not even Sachin's knock against Pak in 2003).
Wrong, Sachin innings in the South Africa World Cup was one of the best innings I have ever seen that wasnt a century
 

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Normally people ask the shirt and autograph of player retiring not the other way around however anyways India does things a bit different
You missed the point, the subject here is giving a gift , not receiving a memento from a player hanging his boots.

The Indian team gave a gift which they felt was most appropriate for the occasion.
 

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You missed the point, the subject here is giving a gift , not receiving a memento from a player hanging his boots.

The Indian team gave a gift which they felt was most appropriate for the occasion.
Afridi would be a rich man if he auctioned that Tshirt in India...
 

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But Afridi belongs in the Sachin era, not Virat.
Tendulkar dont enjoy much fan following among Pakistanis, Dravid, Dhoni, Kohli and Gavasker for older generation are considered Greats.
 

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