Keeping political differences aside, Team India recently sent a thoughtful retirement gift to Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi. The gift was a Virat Kohli jersey signed by all the members of the team with a special message for Afridi that read:
“Best wishes, always a pleasure playing against you.”
The gesture was applauded by cricket fans on both sides of the border and showed the true spirit of the ‘gentleman’s game’. And now, Shahid Afridi has responded on the gift.
Today, Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to post a heartwarming thank you note for the gift to Team India.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 21, 2017
And Virat Kohli took no time in replying to Afridi for his kind words.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 21, 2017
Here are a few amazing replies from the Twitterverse that followed.
1. Great indeed!
— صبا 👑 (@Saba_Sayss) April 21, 2017
2. We all miss the boom-boom
— Bhanu pandey (@bhanupandey) April 21, 2017
3. Yes, it does
— Bhat Salfi (@Bhatsalfi7) April 21, 2017
4. Respect he deserves
— Ali Alamdar (@AliAlamdar) April 21, 2017
5. Bang on!
— 🅾🅿🅿🅰‼™ 🕴 (@d_magnificent05) April 21, 2017
Let’s hope that the two nations show such love and respect to each other outside the cricket domain too.