KARACHI: Indian captain Virat Kohli has donated his signed cricket bat to former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi for his foundation Shahid Afridi Foundation.
â€œThank you @imVkohli for your kind gesture in support of @SAFoundationN. Friends & supporters like you ensure #HopeNotOut for everyone,â€ Afridi tweeted with a photograph of Kohliâ€™s signed bat.
Kohli was quick to reply and wished Afridi the best for his foundation.
â€œYou’re most welcome Shahid Bhai. Wishing you and the @SAFoundationN all the luck for the upcoming events. #HopeNotOut,â€ tweeted the Indian skipper quoting Shahid Afridiâ€™s tweet.
Afridi, speaking to the media, said that Kohliâ€™s gesture is a great sign for humanity.
â€œWe must encourage good things, regardless of who is doing it,â€ said Afridi.
â€œKohli is a legend and he has always been very supportive and I am very thankful to him for his support,â€ he added.
Afridi confirmed that Kohliâ€™s bat will be auctioned for his Thar hospital project and the auction will take place in Newcastle, England.
A signed jersey of Virat Kohli was also auctioned on Monday by the Shahid Afridi Foundation.
According to reports, the winning bid for the jersey was 4,300 euros.
â€œPeople in Pakistan want to watch Kohli in Pakistan. I have played a lot in India and can never forget the respect people gave me there,â€ Afridi continued.
â€œWe are not politicians and have nothing to do with politics, we are ambassadors and we must continue to give a good message,â€ he added.