Bengaluru, April 18: In a great gesture, the Indian Cricket team have sent Virat Kohli's national team jersey signed by every player to Shahid Afridi as a token of respect.
Earlier this year, the former Pakistan captain retired from all formats of the game bringing down the curtains on an illustrious 21-year old career.
A Pakistani journalist named Faizan Lakhani shared the image of Kohli's signed jersey on Twitter which was sent to Afridi.
The tweet read:
Virat Kohli's shirt, signed by Indian team, for Shahid Afridi, with a message "always a pleasure playing against you." pic.twitter.com/KexlCjTNeZ— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) April 15, 2017
The message on the shirt read: "To Shahid Bhai, always a pleasure playing against you".
The shirt had signatures of players like, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Suresh Raina, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin, Hardik Pandya and Ravi Shastri.
Afridi had announced retirement from Test and ODI cricket after ICC World Cup 2015. He continued leading the side in shortest format until the T20 World Cup 2016. On February 20, 2017, he officially announced retirement from the game.
Making his debut way back in 1996, the all-rounder has played 27 Tests (1716 runs and 48 wickets), 398 ODIs (8064 runs and 395 wickets) and 98 T20I matches (1405 runs and 97 wickets).