A big honour for the former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi

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A big honour for the former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said on Tuesday that he was honoured after Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which owns the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground and is the guardian of the sport's laws, conferred a lifetime membership to him.

"A big honour to receive Marylebone Cricket Club lifetime membership," Afridi wrote on Twitter.

The former Pakistan captain thanked the "prestigious" MCC for giving him "respect and recognition".

The 41-year-old vowed that he would continue to play his part in the "promotion" of the "wonderful sport both on and off the cricket field".

Back in 2017, Afridi — along with Pakistan's highest Test run-getter Younis Khan and current Pakistan team coach Misbah ul Haq — was made an "honorary life member".