Picture Credit: Instagram

Picture Credit: Instagram

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi is currently participating in the Global T20 Canada 2023, where he is a part of the Toronto Nationals. The Pakistan veteran rolled back some years and sent his fans on a nostalgia trip with his 23 off 12 during the game against Vancouver Knights. Afridi enjoyed a huge fan following till his tenure in green jersey and the 46-year-old continues to do so, and the massive crowd waiting to get selfies and autographs is a testament of it. However, it isn’t something that caught everyone’s attention but the former Pak all-rounder’s gesture towards Indian fans that won the internet. 

Afridi, who is fondly called ‘Lala’, took out time to meet his fans after the game at Global T20. Not only this, but Afridi made way through a huge crowd to meet special fans from India. He enjoys a massive fan following in the Indian subcontinent, and his move to ensure that he gives autographs and gets pictures clicked with them has gone viral on the social media. 

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The former Pakistan captain shared a video of his small meet up on his social media, where he wrote, "The fans are the identity of the beautiful game of cricket. Without fans we would be deprived of the love they shower across the globe, love you all. @gt20canada."

The ex-Pakistan cricketer pulled curtains on his international career in 2018. However, he is participating in the ongoing T20 league, where he pulled two massive sixes to score 23 runs in just 12 balls.