The respect we get from India, we don’t even get from Pakistan: Shahid Afridi


Shahid Afridi told the gesture of Ben Stokes to be wonderful.
Afridi said that other players should also do the same.
Stokes gave the match fee to help with the floods in Pakistan.

New Delhi. Ahead of the start of the historic England-Pakistan Test series, all-rounder Ben Stokes has lifted the hearts of cricket fans across the world by announcing that he will donate his entire match fee from the series to help Pakistan recover from the country’s devastating floods this year. Won. In such a situation, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi appreciated this gesture of Stokes and said that it should happen more times now, because international players are more friendly with each other.

With this, Shahid Afridi recalled the days of Pakistan’s playing in the World Cup on Indian soil and said that the kind of respect his team got in India, it is not even available in Pakistan. Afridi said on Sama TV, “I have always believed in this. When we went to India for the World Cup, I was there as the captain of the team. And I had said that the respect we get from India, we do not even get from Pakistan.

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Afridi said, “It was a positive message because of the situation at that time. There was doubt whether we would travel to India or not. The whole world looks up to you as an athlete. You always want to keep the prestige of your country intact.

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He further said, “This gesture of Ben Stokes was amazing, it was a good message. Such things should happen more often, players have become more friendly now. International players now share the dressing room together.” Talking about the series, this is the first time that England is playing red-ball cricket in Pakistan after 17 years.

The series started at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. Earlier this year, England played a 7-match T20 International series in Pakistan to prepare for the 2022 T20 World Cup. England had won in this T20 series.

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