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Thank you and hope to see you soon: Afridi responds to retirement gift

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April 21, 2017 17:31


If only Indo-Pak relations were this warm.

Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi who announced his retirement from T20 cricket posts the Indian team's farewell gift to him, saying, "Thank you to you and the entire Indian team for a wonderful farewell gift @imVkohli. Respect superstar, hope to see you soon."


The signed jersey was the Indian cricket team's retirement gift to Shahid Afridi -- a Virat Kohli jersey signed by all the players.

Pakistani journalist Faizan Lakhani uploaded the shirt on which Kohli wrote: "Shahid Bhai, best wishes, always a pleasure playing against you".

The jersey -- number 18 and VIRAT on it -- had the signatures of Kohli, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, among others.

The 37-year-old Afridi bid adieu to his 21-year-old international career in February when he announced his retirement from the T20 version of cricket. He had already retired from Test and One-Day formats of the game.

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