Shahid Afridi Makes a Hefty Donation in the Charity Match

Shahid Afridi
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The veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has made a whopping donation of $20,000 (INR 13,49,300) for the Hurricane victims. Afridi, who supposedly played his last International match had led World XI against Windies XI at the iconic Lord’s.

The match was scheduled to raise funds for the reconstruction of five stadiums in the Carribean.

The five stadiums were damaged by the Hurricane Irma and Maria that had hit the country last year (2017).

Consequently, the charity match witnessed a lot on the field.  In fact, the former Pakistan skipper is known to give a lot back to the society. Afridi also has his charity organisation known as, “Shahid Afridi Foundation” with the motto of ‘Hope Not Out’.

Shahid Afridi
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This match was the need of the hour for the cricket world after so many controversies.

Meanwhile, Windies XI decimated the World XI side by the gargantuan margin of 72 runs. Windies southpaw opener Evin Lewis scored a quickfire 56 off just 26 balls.

Denesh Ramdin and Marlon Samuels chipped in with 44* and 43 runs respectively.

On the other hand, World XI got off to a worst possible start as they were tottering at eight for four in the first four overs.

Sri Lanka’s all-rounder Thisara Perera was the lone warrior for the World XI side as he scored 61 off just 37 balls.

Shahid Afridi Makes a Hefty Donation in the Charity Match
Windies XI celebrate their wicket. Credits: ICC.

Shahid Afridi makes his contribution:

Afridi took to his Twitter handle to make the announcement.

Afridi’s post read as, “Thank you ICC for providing me with the opportunity of contributing to the #CricketRelief cause. It was a real honour for me and a memory I’ll cherish for long. On behalf of my Foundation, I’m making a donation 20000$ for the Hurricane victims in the Caribbean. #HopeNotOut”.

Shahid Afridi Makes a Hefty Donation in the Charity Match
Cricketers give a guard of honour to Shahid Afridi as he bids farewell to cricket. Credit: Twitter

Here is a heartwarming post from Shahid Afridi:

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