Former Pakistani cricket team captain Shahid Afridi was known for his explosive batting and even held the world record for scoring the fastest One Day International century.
His batting prowess made him the darling of almost every cricket fan regardless of which team one supported. The cricketer, who’s now retired from first class cricket, is currently in Switzerland to take part in the inaugural edition of the St Moritz Ice Cricket. Also joining him there are Shoaib Akhter, Sri Lanka’s Mahila Jayawardene and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis.
The second match was played between Palace Diamonds and Royals, led by Virender Sehwag and Afridi respectively. Afridi happily obliged fans for photos after the second match. However, when he walked to the Indian fans holding the national flag, he asked them to hold the flag properly. This gesture from a Pakistani cricketer has left Indian fans utterly moved. His incredible gesture towards the Indian national flag also assumes significance in light of the Hindutva brigade’s hate campaign to polarise people by promoting hatred towards Pakistan and its people.
Here is how fans reacted to Afridi’s gesture towards the national flag of India.
Indian Fangirl Folded The Indian Flag While Taking A Picture With Shahid Afridi Thinking He Might Get In Trouble. #ShahidAfridi Asks Her "Flag Seedha Karo". Thank You #Afridi, Lots Of Love From India. 🙏🇮🇳 #IceCricketChallenge #IceCricket #Pakistanpic.twitter.com/zIZPnN4giL
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 10, 2018
How many Retweets for this Sweet gesture!
Shahid Afridi with Indian Flag. pic.twitter.com/V02Se4SOL7
— The Khabri (@TheKhbri) February 10, 2018
@SAfridiOfficial Pure Gem ❤😘
Thats Why I Really Love You ❤
Great Player & A Great Human Being ❤
Thankyou #ShahidAfridi For Showing Immense Respect Towards Our Flag ❤
Most Loved Pak Cricketer In India!
Fan For Life!#Dhoni #Kohli #Afridi Spreading Love Between #India & Pak pic.twitter.com/zbCnaE2LCT
— Padman 1st Day 20cr (@iamtnvr) February 10, 2018
This is Awesome. #ShahidAfridi wants Indian Flag to be shown whereas Saffron Brigade Sit on Indian Flag. @SAfridiOfficial Thank you for this gesture. @Nibrazcricket thank you for bringing this to us. https://t.co/aL5dnnYgjC
— Stinger°°🇮🇳 (@imStinger01) February 10, 2018
While the cowards across the border have attacked us in #JammuTerrorAttack the real Pathan like @SAfridiOfficial shows the real gesture of the real Pakistani, "Flag Seedha Karo", he says. We won't cowe down to the terror though! @republic @majorgauravarya https://t.co/Yu24pvmdyc
— RockingRam (@Rammohantweets) February 10, 2018