Shahid Afridi delighted after spending time with Gautam Gambhir in LLC 2023: It has been amazing

Shahid Afridi heaped praises on Gautam Gambhir for batting to the best of his ability in the ongoing edition of the Legends League Cricket (LLC).

By India Today Sports Desk: Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has opened up on his rivalry with retired Indian batter Gautam Gambhir. The veteran put forth his opinions while speaking to the presenter before Asia Lions’ match against Aaron Finch’s World Giants on Thursday, March 16 at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha. Afridi is currently leading the Giants.

In one of the matches between the Giants and India Maharajas, Gautam Gambhir was hit on the helmet by a delivery from Abdul Razzaq. Thereafter, Afridi walked up to Gambhir, also the skipper of the Maharajas, to check on his well being.

Afridi, who is captaining the Lions, said that he has had an amazing time with Gambhir. He also lauded Gambhir for playing beautifully in the tournament.

“We are both ambassadors of our respective countries. If you live in the past, you won’t be able to live. We are enjoying in our present. He is leading his team and is in good form, he is playing beautifully and it’s fun watching him bat. I have spent two to three days with him and it has been amazing,” Gambhir was quoted as saying.

Gambhir is currently the leading run-scorer of the LLC 2023, having scored 183 runs from three games at an average of 91.50 and a strike-rate of 156.41 with three half-centuries to his name.

Afridi also said that he wished to see the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis in the next editions of the LLC.

“Be it Sachin Tendulkar or MS Dhoni, from Pakistan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. These are big names and people want to see them,” Afridi added.

The Maharajas and Lions are set to lock horns in the Eliminator on Saturday, March 18. The winner of the match will face Aaron Finch’s Giants, who already advanced to the final.

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