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Unique gift for retired Afridi from Indian team

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Despite the political tensions between and affecting bilateral cricket, there is no love lost among the players and this time it is the Indian team which presented a Virat Kohli shirt, signed by all the players, to former captain Shahid Afridi on his retirement from international cricket.

"To Shahid Bhai, best wishes, always a pleasure playing against you," skipper Kohli wrote on the shirt.

A Pakistani journalist recently posted a picture of the jersey on Twitter.

The jersey had the signatures of Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Suresh Raina, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya and former Team director Ravi Shastri.

The 36-year-old Afridi, who bid adieu to his 21-year-old career in February, was recently announced as one of eight Champion Ambassadors, along with India's Harbhajan Singh for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy, to be held in the United Kingdom from June 1 to 18.

The other ambassadors announced by the ICC are Bangladesh's Habibul Bashar, England's Ian Bell, New Zealand's Shane Bond, Australia's Mike Hussey, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara and South Africa's Graeme Smith.



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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 19:42 IST