Saturday, September 25, 2021

Afridi thanks Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team for farewell gift


Former cricketer and T20 skipper Shahid Afridi has thanked Indian captain Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team for the heartwarming farewell gift sent to him.

The Indian cricket team had gifted Afridi a signed jersey in a show of sportsmanship following his retirement from all forms of cricket.

“Thank you to you and the entire Indian team for a wonderful farewell gift @imVkohli. Respect superstar, hope to see you soon,” Afridi wrote Twitter.

Kohli replied, “It’s a pleasure to have gifted something of importance and a lasting [email protected] God bless you with everything in life See you.”

The jersey — number 18 with Virat on it — has 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 farewell to his 21-year-old international career in February when he announced his retirement from T20 cricket. He had previously  retired from Test and One-Day formats of the game.

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