Shahid Afridi asks fan to hold Indian flag correctly, wins hearts
Shahid Afridi gained many hearts on both aspect of the border with a touching gesture wherein he promptly informed an Indian fan to hold the nationwide flag correctly whereas posing for an image.
“Flag seedha karo apna (straighten the flag),” Afridi requested his Indian fan whereas posing for an image on the sidelines of the St. Moritz Cricket Tournament in St Moritz.
Afridi was amongst a bunch of former cricketers who took half within the inaugural occasion which concluded at the moment.
The different huge names to function have been Shoaib Akhtar, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Graeme Smith, Andrew Symonds, Lasith Malinga and Mahela Jayawardene, amongst others.
Afridi additionally had the social media abuzz with folks from both aspect of the border lauding the all-rounder’s gesture.
A handful of Indian and Pakistani expats gathered on the venue to watch the previous players in motion.
The event was performed on a frozen lake in sub-zero temperatures. A matting wicket was used although the players fielded on ice.
Pakistani players together with Afridi are liked in India. “I believe as cricketers we can set examples of how relationship between individuals can be a template for relationship between countries. I think after Pakistan, the two countries where I have received most love and respect are India and Australia,” Afridi informed PTI on the sidelines of the occasion.