Shahid Afridi's respect for Indian flag will melt your heart

India lead 3-0 against South Africa in ODI series

India lead 3-0 against South Africa in ODI series

Recently, the country also witnessed world's first "Ice Cricket Challenge" where global legends were put through one of the toughest challenges. His dynamic game style and personality has won him admirers all over the world.

Afridi is now in Switzerland playing ice cricket and even Virender Sehwag and lot of other veterans are a part of this league which is the first of its kind.

As he approached the Indian fans for photos, he asked a group of Indian fans to hold the Indian flag properly and the video of the same has gone viral and the Indian Twitter users have loved Afridi's gesture.

However little the gesture be, it has surely touched many hearts. 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. On the sidelines of the Ice Cricket Tournament, Afridi said that his "cordial relation" with India captain Kohli can not and will not be defined by political situation.


The maverick all-rounder seemed to be impressed with the Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

In spite of the ongoing political tensions between the two countries, Afridi said that he and Kohli share a warm relation. "Virat is a fantastic human being and an ambassador of cricket for his country, just like I am for my country", said Afridi.

Afridi's foundation has been working in providing clean and safe drinking water for the economically weaker sections of society.

Afridi who has been a part of several India-Pakistan cricket encounters knows how much the sport means for the fans.

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