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Shahid Afridi Gets Retirement Gift From Virat Kohli And Co

PTI | Updated: April 18, 2017, 10:00 PM IST
Shahid Afridi Gets Retirement Gift From Virat Kohli And Co

File image of Shahid Afridi with Virat Kohli (Getty Images)

New Delhi: In a heartwarming show of sportsmanship and camaraderie, the Indian cricket team sent a special retirement gift to Shahid Afridi by presenting him a Virat Kohli shirt signed by all the players.

A Pakistani journalist 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.

He was recently announced as one of eight Champion Ambassadors for the Champions Trophy to be held in the United Kingdom from June 1 to 18, along with Harbhajan Singh, Habibul Bashar, Ian Bell, Shane Bond, Mike Hussey, Kumar Sangakkara and Graeme Smith.

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First Published: April 18, 2017, 9:35 PM IST

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