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Boom Boom Afridi Wins Hearts With His Respectful Gesture Towards Tricolour Flag

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| February 10 , 2018 , 18:19 IST

Indian and Pakistan teams are often seen locking horns with each other on the field of cricket with pure intensity without leaving any chance of outshining the other. Despite the on-field rivalry, players from both sides hold immense respect and admiration for their opponent's nation.

The notion was proved when the former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi won over the Indian fans through his awe-inspiring gesture towards the Indian flag during the photo session post winning the second match of the St Moritz Ice Cricket tournament in Switzerland.

During the photo and autograph session, Afridi was moving around the crowd while posing with his ardent fans when he reached an Indian fan holding a folded tricolour flag. Before posing with her, Afridi duly asked the excited girl to straighten the flag and hold it properly.

 

Thank u Switzerland ????

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However little the gesture be, it has surely touched many hearts. Cricket enthusiasts from both Pakistan and India are lauding the aggressive batsman for his sportsmanship and kind gesture. Afridi is indeed among the most loved Pakistani cricketer in India, as pointed by Twitterati.

Two teams - Palace Diamonds and Royals led by Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi are playing in the inaugural edition of the St Moritz Ice Cricket tournament, which the latter is leading 2-0. Cricket legends including Shoaib Akhtar, Jacques Kallis are among the players playing in the tournament.

Afridi led Royals thrashed the Palace Diamonds by six wickets in the first match by chasing the target of 165 runs in 15.4 overs, thanks to Owais Shah's unbeaten 74. The second match also saw the Royals winning by 8 wickets with Jacques Kallis' unbeaten 90.