Shahid Afridi thanks Virat Kohli and Co for a wonderful gesture post his retirement

Kohli and the Indian team had earlier presented him with an Indian T-shirt with the signatures of all the national cricketers.

Virat Kohli and Shahid Afridi
India’s Virat Kohli(R)shakes hands with Pakistan’s captain Shahid Afridi (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi expressed his gratitude to Team Indian and their captain Virat Kohli for a wonderful farewell gift. One of the great all-rounders in world cricket, Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket just after the conclusion of Pakistan Super season 2.

It wasn’t the first time Afridi bid adieu from international cricket but it will surely remain his final call given his age and all other factors. Despite being one of the most popular figures in Pakistan, Afridi has been a controversial character in world cricket and have involved in several controversies throughout his illustrious career.

He has been an asset to any limited overs side ever since he made his international debut way back in 1996. He came into the fray with a swashbuckling 37 balls century in only his 2nd ODI and never looked back from there. Over the years he also became one of the better leg-spinners in the country lent the ideal balance to his side.

Taking to his twitter handle Afridi thanked the Indian team and wrote, Thank you to you and the entire Indian team for a wonderful farewell gift @imVkohli. Respect superstar, hope to see you soon. Both teams have innumerable battles between each other but in the last few years, the cricketing ties between the two countries have been pretty less.

Kohli and the Indian team had earlier presented him with an Indian T-shirt with the signatures of all the national cricketers. The shirt also had a message in it which read, ‘always a pleasure playing against you’.”

The last time these two Asian giants played in a bilateral series was way back in 2013 when Pakistan returned triumphant in a 3 match ODI series by a 2-1 margin. It remains to be seen whether the proposed full tour of India-Pakistan does take place at the end of the year.

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