Virat Kohli gifting Shahid Afridi a jersey proves that cricket transcends boundaries

Published: April 27, 2017
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So we hear that Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team gifted Shahid Afridi a jersey as a farewell gift on his retirement. PHOTO: AFP

The thing about sports is that it is always at the mercy of politics. However, individuals always find a way out. It is hard to believe but Indian and Pakistani cricketers don’t really get involved in slanging matches off the field, although between players from India and Australia, it is a possibility these days.

So when we hear that Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team gifted Shahid Afridi a jersey as a farewell gift on his retirement, it was a gesture that even the tough-to-please Twitterati applauded.

“To Shahid Bhai best wishes, always a pleasure playing against you,” wrote the Indian cricket captain on the jersey along with signatures of several members of the team including Yuvraj Singh and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Photo: Twitter