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'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.

Anurag Verma | CNN-News18@kitAnurag

Updated:February 10, 2018, 1:06 PM IST
'Flag Seedha Karo Apna': Shahid Afridi's Thoughtful Gesture to Indian Fan is Winning Hearts
Photo credits: Shahid Afridi / Instagram
For the uninitiated, St Moritz, Switzerland, that has hosted two Winter Olympic Games in 1928 and 1948 is now promoting tourism with some thrilling cricket.

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.

Thank u Switzerland 👍

A post shared by Shahid Afridi (@safridiofficial) on

Twitterati were quick to notice the kind gesture and hailed the all-rounder.

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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