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Legends League Cricket: Shahid Afridi opens up on his rivalry with Gautam Gambhir



Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and ex-India opener Gautam Gambhir have a long-standing and infamous rivalry each on and off the cricket area. Their heated exchanges on Twitter have usually made headlines, however the feud really began throughout a tense ODI match between India and Pakistan in 2007.

Nevertheless, in a shocking flip of occasions, the 2 former cricketers had been lately seen shaking fingers and displaying a pleasant manner in the direction of one another on the Legends League Cricket (LLC) Masters event in Doha, Qatar.

The LLC event introduced collectively Afridi and Gambhir, who’re taking part in for various groups. Throughout one of many matches, Gambhir was hit on the helmet by a delivery from Abdul Razzaq. Afridi, captaining the Asia Lions, checked on Gambhir’s well-being, demonstrating a compassionate facet that followers had not seen earlier than. The handshake between the 2 gamers in the course of the toss additionally garnered consideration on social media.

Regardless of their newfound cordiality in the direction of one another, Afridi has spoken up about their rivalry.

“We’re each ambassadors of our respective international locations. For those who dwell previously, you received’t have the ability to dwell. We’re having fun with in our current. He’s main his group and is in good kind, he’s taking part in superbly and it’s enjoyable watching him bat. I’ve spent two to 3 days with him and it has been superb,” stated the retired Pakistan all-rounder throughout his current interview with TV presenter and sports activities anchor Yashika Gupta.

Afridi additionally stated that he wished to see the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis within the subsequent editions of the LLC.

“Be it Sachin Tendulkar or MS Dhoni, from Pakistan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. These are large names and folks wish to see them,” added the Peshawar-born cricketer.

Gambhir’s India Maharajas and Afridi’s Asia Lions are set to face one another within the Eliminator of LLC Masters 2023 on Saturday, March 18. The winner of the match will sq. off with Aaron Finch’s World Giants, who’ve already reached the ultimate with three wins out of 4 video games.

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