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Shahid Afridi thanks Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team for farewell gift

Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team gifted Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi a signed jersey following the star batsman’s retirement from all forms of cricket.

cricket Updated: Apr 22, 2017 00:55 IST
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Shahid Afridi was overwhelmed by Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team’s gift after his retirement.(PTI)

Shahid Afridi, retired Pakistan all-rounder, thanked Virat Kohli and Co. after Team India gifted him a signed Kohli jersey in a show of sportsmanship and camaraderie.

The Indian cricket team gifted him the jersey following Afridi’s retirement from all forms of cricket.

“Thank you to you and the entire Indian team for a wonderful farewell gift @imVkohli. Respect superstar, hope to see you soon,” Afridi wrote on his twitter handle.

Kohli had twitted, “Shahid Bhai, best wishes, always a pleasure playing against you.”

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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 T20 cricket. He had already retired from Test and One-Day formats of the game.

First Published: Apr 21, 2017 21:30 IST