Shahid Afridi wins hearts after correcting Indian fan's flag-holding

Feb 11, 2018, 11:00 IST | PTI

Shahid Afridi won many hearts on either side of the border with a touching gesture in which he promptly told an Indian fan to hold the national flag properly while posing for a picture

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi 

Shahid Afridi won many hearts on either side of the border with a touching gesture in which he promptly told an Indian fan to hold the national flag properly while posing for a picture. "Flag seedha karo apna (straighten the flag)," Afridi asked his Indian fan while posing for a picture on the sidelines of the St Moritz Cricket Tournament here. Afridi was among a host of former cricketers who took part in the inaugural event which concluded on Saturday.

The other big names to feature were Shoaib Akhtar, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Graeme Smith, Andrew Symonds, Lasith Malinga and Mahela Jayawardene, among others. Afridi also had the social media abuzz with people from either side of the border lauding the all-rounder's gesture. A handful of Indian and Pakistani expats gathered at the venue to watch the former players in action.

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