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Shahid Afridi Wishes India on Independence Day, Calls for Peace & Tolerance

Cricketnext Staff |August 15, 2017, 12:15 PM IST
Shahid Afridi Wishes India on Independence Day, Calls for Peace & Tolerance

New Delhi: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi wished India on the special occasion of Independence Day and also left a heartfelt message, calling for peace and tolerance across the border, on Tuesday.

Afridi took to social media to convey his message and wrote that there is no way that one can choose its geographical neighbor but we can learn to live with peace and love. Afridi's Twitter post read: "Happy Independence Day India! No way to change neighbours, let's work towards peace, tolerance and love. Let humanity prevail.# HopeNotOut"

India is celebrating it's 70 years of Independence and personalities from different walks of life are showing their love and affection for the country. The Indian cricket team — who are touring Sri Lanka — took time out to hoist the flag in Kandy on Tuesday.

There is a sense of mutual respect between Afridi and the Indian cricket team — especially Virat Kohli — as this is not the first time that they have shown immense respect for one other.

Earlier, Kohli gifted Afridi his autographed bat for his foundation and the Pakistan legend couldn't hide his happiness over this kind gesture. Earlier, the Indian team had also presented a Kohli shirt, signed by all the players, to Afridi when he retired from the international cricket last April.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
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7
SA
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8
BAN
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9
WI
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10
AFG
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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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