Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Afiridi has said he is excited about the India-Pakistan match in the ICC Champion Trophy at Edgbaston.
“I am also excited about the game and look forward to a highly entertaining match between the two traditional rivals, who have a rich cricketing history between them,” he wrote in his column for the ICC.
The flamboyant all-rounder wrote about the relationship he had with Indian players.
"Contrary to popular belief, India and Pakistan players get along very well. Of course, there are exceptions like Gautam Gambhir, who dare I say isn’t the friendliest. We are unlikely to be found together at a coffee shop anytime soon. We had a heated exchange on the field some years ago and it made headlines all over the world. While I have moved on in life as I feel these things are part and parcel of the game, Gautam for some reason can’t get over it. Good luck to him!
Afridi also wrote about the Indian players with whom he enjoyed excellent relationships. He said Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh are his best mates and he had some wonderful memories together from the times when both the sides used to play and tour each other on regular basis.