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Shahid Afridi thanks Virat Kohli and Team India for farewell gift, hopes to see the Indian skipper soon

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.

Shahid Afridi thanks Virat Kohli and Team India for farewell gift, hopes to see the Indian skipper soon

New Delhi: Keeping the Indo-Pak rivalry aside, Team India gifted a signed Virat Kohli jersey to Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi after the latter's retirement from all forms of cricket.

Seeing the heartwarming show of sportsmanship and camaraderie, the Pakistani all-rounder thanked his compatriot Virat Kohil and rest of the memebers of the Indian team for the beautiful gesture.

"Thank you to you and the entire Indian team for a wonderful farewell gift @imVkohli. Respect superstar, hope to see you soon," wrote Afridi.

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 Harbhajan Singh, Habibul Bashar, Ian Bell, Shane Bond, Mike Hussey, Kumar Sangakkara and Graeme Smith.

From Zee News

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