Karachi: Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi was on Monday rescued by a fan after the cricketer realized he didn't have local currency to buy a meal at McDonald's restaurant inside the Auckland airport in New Zealand.
Afridi was with Ahmad Shahzad at the time and the duo was carrying US dollars instead of local currency, but the restaurant did not accept the money offered by the them.
Finally, a fan - Waqas Naveed – came to their rescue and paid their bill.
— Mushtaq Afridi (@mushiafridi10) January 11, 2016
Had us dollars which they wasent taking at nz airport:) but glad 1nce again our media entertaining all of u https://t.co/nDyW9cOJBx
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) January 11, 2016
According to the flamboyant all-rounder, he and Shahzad had forgotten to change their US dollars into New Zealand currency before going to the restaurant.
"There was this young man behind us in the line and he offered to pay for us insisting it was his way of welcoming us to New Zealand," Afridi said.
Waqas said he paid the bill to welcome the players as he was a big fan of the Pakistan cricket team.
(With Agency inputs)