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Shahid Afridi Gives Autograph on Indian Flag
Famous Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has won hearts again with a heartwarming gesture during the ongoing Legends League Cricket in Qatar. Afridi, who is leading the Asia Lions side in the tournament, was recently seen giving his autograph on an Indian flag to a fan.
In the video, Afridi can be seen signing an autograph on the Indian flag after a game of the LLC. The fan approached him with the tri-color, and Afridi obliged his request with the utmost respect. The video was shared by Cricket Pakistan's Twitter handle.
Response and Related News
The video of the incident has gone viral on social media, and fans have praised the former Pakistan skipper for his kind gesture. "Little actions like these bring the world closer and promote love and peace on the planet! Proud of you Lala," one fan wrote on Twitter, while another hailed Afridi as a "great sportsman and a true ambassador of love."
This fan moment is not the first time that Pakistani cricketers have won hearts with their gestures toward India. Earlier, pacer Shaheen Afridi had signed an Indian flag after Pakistan made it to the final of the T20 World Cup in Australia. Shaheen Afridi is also the son-in-law of Shahid Afridi, having recently exchanged wedding vows with Afridi's daughter in a grand ceremony.
What Happened in the Match
On the work front, Shahid Afridi has been guiding the Asia Lions side in the Legends League Cricket, and his team recently defeated India Maharajas in the Eliminator.
The team put up a dominant display against the Maharajas in the Eliminator match. Afridi won the toss and elected to bat first. Upul Tharanga and Mohammad Hafeez provided a solid start to the innings and kept the scoreboard ticking. Tharanga played a blistering knock of 50 off 31 balls, which included five boundaries and two sixes. Hafeez also played an important role, scoring 38 off 24 balls.
With a challenging total of 191/5 in 20 overs, Asia Lions were in the driver's seat. But what followed next was something special. The Asia Lions bowlers put up a clinical show, and the Maharajas batters struggled to cope with the pressure. Sohail Tanvir, Abdur Razzak, and Hafeez scalped two wickets each, while Wahab Riaz and Faheem Ashraf bagged a wicket each.
Despite skipper Gautam Gambhir's valiant knock of 32 off 17 balls, the Maharajas failed to chase down the target and were bowled out for 106. Stuart Binny and Pragyan Ojha scalped two wickets each, while Pravin Tambe bagged one wicket.
After the Match
Opener Tharanga was named the Player of the Match. With this win, Asia Lions have set up a mouth-watering clash against World Giants in the final of the Legends League Cricket. The final is set to take place on Monday, and fans can expect a cracker of a match.
The tournament has been full of surprises so far, and there's no telling what the final has in store for us. One thing is for sure, cricket fans are in for a treat.