Former Pakistan skipper and hard-hitting sensation Shahid Afridi on Monday (June 11) revealed Germany as is his favourite team for the impending FIFA Football World Cup, 2018.
Meanwhile, the defending champions Germany have a strong team and are in line to defend the title.
Interestingly, this edition of the league will kickstart from June 14 with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia.
“Germany has always been my favourite team,” Afridi responded to a question while talking to a local media.
Moreover, the veteran mocked at a journalist when he asked him about Brazil.
“I supported them last time and I’m supporting them this time too,” he added.
“Brazil? Maybe your team, not mine,” Afridi’s responded to a journalist.
Pakistan’s Sialkot region, meanwhile, has made the official ball of the tournament, named Telstar 18.
Designed by the company Adidas, Argentina and Barcelona player Lionel Messi presented the official football in Moscow.
According to FIFA’s official page, the Telstar 18 evokes unforgettable memories of the 1970 FIFA World Cup – and of legends like Pelé, Gerd Müller, Giacinto Facchetti, Pedro Rocha and Bobby Moore – and will feed the dreams of those who will play for football’s most coveted prize in Russia.
Afridi retires from cricket:
The 38-year-old all-rounder has finally decided to quit his cricketing career.
In a career ranging over 20 years, Afridi had achieved a lot of accolades. He had represented Pakistan across formats. However, he made the limited-overs format his own.
In the 398 One-day International matches, the all-rounder notched up 8,064 runs and backed it up with 395 wickets. He was a champion leg-spinner providing breakthroughs in crunch situations.
Afridi played his last game for the ICC World XI against Windies at iconic Lord’s to raise funds for damaged stadiums in the Caribbean Islands following the Hurricane Irma.
Here’s the video of Shahid Afridi’s statement: