Ronaldinho responds to Afridi’s welcome tweet

Shahid Afridi (L) and Ronaldinho Gaucho. — AFP/File
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Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho Gaucho responded to a welcome tweet by Pakistan’s cricket superstar Shahid Afridi after he confirmed his visit to the country to take place in July.

Afridi, on Tuesday, expressed happiness about the legendary footballer’s visit to Pakistan and believed it’s another good sign after the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final was staged in Lahore on March 5 after days of speculations amid security fears.

Ronaldinho, in reply to Afridi’s tweet, on Wednesday, expressed delight and eagerness about his trip to Pakistan. 

The tweet translates to:

“Happy to hear from Shahid Afridi BOOM BOOM the hero of Pakistan cricket. I look forward to and greatly anticipate my visit to Pakistan in July.”

Ronaldinho announced he will be coming to Pakistan on Sunday in a video on social media.

The former Barcelona superstar’s trip will be arranged by Leisure Leagues Pakistan.

“Ladies & Gentlemen, it’s official!” they said on their Facebook page.

“We’re proud to announce that we will be bringing Ronaldinho Gaúcho to Pakistan.”

Leisure Leagues, the UK-based organiser of five-, six- and seven-a-side football, came to Pakistan after World Group acquired the franchise and the rights to launch it in the country.

Reports suggest the 2002 FIFA World Cup winner would be leading a World XI side against Pakistan XI side in an exhibition match at the National Stadium, Karachi in July.