At a time when the India-Pakistan bilateral series is in limbo and relationship between the two nations are fractured, the bonhomie and goodwill between cricketers of both countries has come as a breath of fresh air. (India Won’t Play With Us: Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Shahryar Khan)
India’s 2011 World Cup-winning star Yuvraj Singh has sent his good wishes to Pakistan’s most charismatic limited overs player Shahid Afridi and his team Peshawar that will take part in the Pakistan Super League, a Twenty20 tournament, to be played in Dubai and Sharjah in February next year. (Indian Cricket Stars to Play in Pakistan Super League?)
The dashing southpaw asked fans and players not to take comments Afridi makes too seriously as “he is only hard from the outside but has a very tender heart”. (Can’t Play Cricket With Pakistan When People Are Dying On Border: BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur)
“My message for Peshawar team is to do well in the Pakistan Super League. We will pray for you all. You have Shahid Afridi in your side. A team that has someone like Shahid Afridi will definitely do well,” Yuvi said in his video message.
“He hits sixes sometimes this way or sometimes that way. Don’t get angry on what Afridi says. We have heard a lot of abuse from him when playing for India. He may be tough from outside but is good at heart and soft inside,” Yuvraj added.
Yuvraj’s kind words earned him a lot of praise in the social media, especially from Pakistani fans.