'Flag Seedha Karo Apna': Shahid Afridi's Thoughtful Gesture to Indian Fan is Winning Hearts
Shahid Afridi displayed his true sportsmanship during an ice cricket match played in St Moritz, Switzerland.
Photo credits: Shahid Afridi / Instagram
On February 8, a Twenty20 match was played in the ski resort of St Moritz with legends such as Australia’s Mike Hussey, Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar, Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene in attendance.
The two teams -- Palace Diamonds and Royals -- were led by explosive Virender Sehwag and Boom Boom Afridi respectively.
After the match when the legendary Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi was posing with cricket fans, an Indian fan with a folded tricolor asked him to pose with her for a photograph.
Afridi, before posing for the selfie, asked the fan to open up the folded tricolor that she held.
His simple yet respectful gesture has won hearts on both sides of the border.
Twitterati were quick to notice the kind gesture and hailed the all-rounder.
Shahid Afridi wants Indian flag to be open while clicking a photo with fans in switzerland. pic.twitter.com/vq88m8htpB— Nibraz Ramzan (@Nibrazcricket) February 9, 2018
Shahid Afridi's message to all the pseudo nationalists. pic.twitter.com/N5zbJS4Uci— Siona Gogoi (@AtomicBlow) February 10, 2018
How many Retweets for this Sweet gesture!— The Khabri (@TheKhbri) February 10, 2018
Shahid Afridi with Indian Flag. pic.twitter.com/V02Se4SOL7
Lovely gesture by Shahid Afridi and waiting to find this girl’s photo with him. https://t.co/ynZzk4pvtg— Ammara Ahmad (@ammarawrites) February 10, 2018
Afridi's team emerged victorious by six wickets in the first of two matches. Sehwag's Palace Diamonds put up 164/9 in 20 overs with him top-scoring with 62.
Royals successfully chased down the total with 166/4 in 15.4 overs while former England batsman Owais Shah top-scoring 74.
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