Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is one of the most popular and loved cricketers in the world. In his playing career, Shahid Afridi achieved many great things on the field for Pakistan but because of his flamboyant personality and entraining style of playing cricket, Afridi is famous all across the world.
Afridi is one of those very few Pakistani cricketers who is loved by masses in India. During his early days in inert national cricket, Shahid aka ‘Boom Boom’ used to bat very aggressively and hit huge sixes. In fact, he held the record for the fastest hundred in One Day International (ODI) cricket (off 37 balls) for a very long period of time.
And this is the reason why cricket fans all across the world started loving and following him. However, in the later stages of his career, he became more of a bowler who could hit quick runs down the order.
Shahid Afridi is in St Moritz these for the St Moritz Ice Cricket tournament. It was a two-day event where two teams – Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds XI and Royals XI played two games on February 8 and 9.
Former Indian cricketer and one of the most destructive batsmen in the history of the game, Virender Sehwag was leading the Diamonds side while Afridi was captaining the Royals. Afridi’s Royals clinched the series by winning both the games comfortably.
The match took place on a frozen lake with temperature around minus five Degrees Celsius. The likes of Virender Sehwag, Shoaib Akhtar, Jacques Kallis, Mike Hussey , Andrew Symonds and Mahela Jayawardene featured in the events.
Live from the lake! St. Moritz Ice Cricket! pic.twitter.com/8KrT05y8al
— St. Moritz (@stmoritz_ch) February 8, 2018
After the match, fans asked to click pictures with cricketers and specially Shahid Afridi and Virender Sehwag. While clicking pictures and interacting with fans, Shahid Afridi won the hearts of millions of Indians by telling young Indians out there to lift the flag up and respect it. Watch it here:
VIDEO: Shahid Afridi Has Won Millions Of Hearts In India With This Gesture
Shahid Afridi wants Indian flag to be open while clicking a photo with fans in switzerland. pic.twitter.com/vq88m8htpB
— Nibraz Ramzan (@Nibrazcricket) February 9, 2018