'Flag seedha karo': Shahid Afridi gets Twitter praise after thoughtful gesture while posing with Indian fans

While there has been much acrimony between India and Pakistan on Saturday over the terrorist attack at the Sunjwan army camp in Jammu, cricketer Shahid Afridi's gesture a day earlier came in for much appreciation from people of both countries. While posing with fans after a match in the Ice Cricket tournament in Switzerland, he asked an Indian woman to hold the tricolour straight, as it was folded.

In a video, Afridi can be seen approaching a group of Indian fans who asked him to pose with them for a photograph and telling one of them, "Flag seedha karo apna" (Keep the flag straight)."

Afridi — along with other prominent cricketers such as Virender Sehwag, Shoaib Akhtar, Mahela Jayawardene, Jacques Kallis and Daniel Vettori — was in St Moritz in Switzerland on 8 and 9 February for the Ice Cricket Games.

Several Twitter users from both India and Pakistan appreciated Afridi's gesture, at a time when social media comments on relations between the two countries are often characterised by aggression and venom.

Updated Date: Feb 10, 2018 16:25 PM

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