RAWALPINDI: National team’s pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi got the shirt number ’10’ – famous for renowned all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi in Pakistan.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Thursday, revealed the new ODI kit of Pakistan against New Zealand. In photos shared on Twitter, Shaheen can be seen wearing a shirt reading number ’10’.
This is more than a shirt number. It represents honesty, integrity and immense love for Pakistan. I am humbled and honored that I will be now representing Pakistan in shirt # 10 of Lala @SAfridiOfficial . Nothing but Pakistan. #Legacy #TheEagle #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/m8OrKr4wiZ
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) September 16, 2021
Meanwhile, Boom Boom Afridi is delighted that the No.10 shirt will be donned by Shaheen, ‘A truly worthy successor’.
I wore this shirt with great honour and pride, I'm delighted that the #10 shirt will now be worn by Shaheen.who is a truly worthy successor! Shaheen I wish you the very best, continue to rise and wear 🇵🇰 colours with the greatest pride. https://t.co/A6CdfcG467
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 16, 2021
Cricket fans took notice of this switch and shared their comments on Twitter.
From 40 to 10….. Number 10 from one Afridi to another Afridi .. pic.twitter.com/VxQo6GW0JC
— Mariya Rajput (@mariya_raj10) September 16, 2021
From No 40 to No 10
From Shaheen to Afridi
— Shazziya Mehmood (@shaziyaaM) September 16, 2021
Jersey number 10 has been passed on from one Afridi to another. Shaheen Shah Afridi becomes successor of Sahibzada Shahid Khan Afridi for the shirt number 10 of Pakistan. #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/8kA7mlQXma
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) September 16, 2021
Shaheen Shah Afridi will Wear Jersey Number 10 of Shahid Afridi in international Cricket #PAKvNZ
— (@iam_JZK) September 16, 2021
— AD Sports (@_AdSports) September 16, 2021
It is pertinent to mention here that Shaheen’s family has approached Shahid for his second daughter’s hand in marriage for the young cricketer. The former flamboyant all-rounder had already confirmed this news on Twitter but nothing about the engagement has been shared/talked about officially.