‘Virat Kohli’s autographed jersey, Sachin Tendulkar’s bat & more’ – An inside peek into Shahid Afridi’s beautiful home
Virat Kohli presented him team India jersey during T20I World Cup 2016.
Published - Sep 30, 2019 2:25 pm | Updated - Sep 30, 2019 2:25 pm
Cricket which is known as a gentleman’s game has taken a shift and has improved as a financial asset for the players in the 21st century. After the franchise cricket has been injected in this game, it has given a new dimension. The boards of different countries have helped their players out by increasing their salary cap, who has been working hard on and off the field to perform well.
The increase in salary and the funds raised by players from playing franchise cricket in the limited over format has suddenly given them the chance to develop a palace of their dreams. In the past, there were many Indian and Australian cricketers who came into the spotlight due to their houses but now Shahid Afridi in a video is seen giving a tour of his house which looks no more less than a five-star hotel that is fully equipped with the modern amenities.
Shahid Afridi’s house tour and memorable instances during his cricket career
Shahid Afridi in the tour of his house has got a definite place that restores all the related articles, jerseys, and memorable moments he had witnessed in his cricketing career. The former Pakistan all-rounder went onto a show a jersey gifted to him by Virat Kohli during the 2016 T20 World Cup with the signatures of all the Indian players in the squad.
The former all-rounder also recalled an incident that came ahead of his first innings in international cricket. In his debut match, he didn’t get the chance to bat against Kenya in a Sameera Cup 1996-97, but in the next match he was gifted with an opportunity to bat at number three position and in that made Afridi broke the record of fastest century in ODI which came in 37 deliveries. He said the bat he used during that match was gifted to him by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar and has showcased that bat as one of the memorable gifts that he has ever received.
However, he has got a pool and a Table Tennis set-up with a separate area to chill out during his friends’ visits to his palace. “Boom Boom Afridi” has also got a courtyard with a 22-yard pitch equipped in it where his own kids can play and train cricket. Shahid Afridi is known as one of the best all-rounders. He has featured in 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 99 T20Is and managed to register more than 10,000 international runs and 400 wickets across all the formats.
Here’s the video