Shahid Afridi meets a bunch of Kashmir students in Bangladesh
Afridi is in Bangladesh participating in the sixth season of the Bangladesh Premier League.
Updated - Jan 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Pakistan’s legendary cricketer, Shahid Afridi who is presently busy playing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Thursday met a bunch of Kashmir-based medical students and hailed them for their hard work. The former Pakistan skipper later also posted of the same with a motivating message for them, and wished them to ‘keep making Kashmiri people proud.’
Afridi retired from international cricket in February 2017 after 21 long years of his long career. The all-rounder who is largely credited for flourishing T20 cricket is though still participating in the various leagues across the world. Proving the saying, ‘age is just a number’, Afridi at the age of 38, often finds himself in the headlines for his on-field heroics. He seems quite fit and exciting whenever he walked out on the field.
Recently, in the BPL, he produced a couple of match-winning performances for his franchise Comilla Victorians. The Pakhtunkhwa born has made 75 runs and scalped 5 wickets in the tournament so far. Meanwhile, this afternoon, the flamboyant cricketer decided to spend some special moments with a group of Kashmiri students who are studying medicine in Bangladesh.
In a Tweet, the right-handed batsman who bowls leg-spin expressed satisfaction after meeting them. “Heartening meeting with some Kashmiri students who are in Bangladesh on scholarship, studying Medicine. Keep up the hard work and making your people proud!” Afridi tweeted from his official account along with some pictures.
Heartening meeting with some Kashmiri students who are in Bangladesh on scholarship, studying Medicine. Keep up the hard work and making your people proud! pic.twitter.com/TLH674X3MW
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) January 17, 2019
In the past
Previously, on many occasions, Afridi was involved in controversies for talking about Kashmir. He even had a Twitter-clash with former Indian opener, Gautam Gambhir on a tweet about the valley last year. The duo also had a debate about this issue in a Television broadcast show.