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Shahid Afridi hosts dinner party for veteran cricket icon Michael Holding

Shahid Afridi, on his Twitter handle also shared the photos of hosting Holding.

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Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Khan Afridi on Sunday hosted a dinner party for the legendary West Indian cricket champion Michael Holding at his residence in Karachi.

Afridi, who is known for his notable hospitality, served the cricket legend with traditional Pashtun food and the former Michael Holding simply adored it.

Shahid Afridi, on his Twitter handle also shared the photos of hosting Holding, they were joined by another former Pakistan legendary captain Saeed Anwar.

“A real honour to host the legendary Michael Holding for a dinner at home. Thank you, Dr. Kashif, for arranging Michael’s visit to Karachi. Also, thank you to Saeed Anwar for joining us. Great to have some legends visit me,” tweeted Afridi.

Photos of Michael Holding, who served with the real hospitality at Shahid’s residence are going viral on social media. Holding also attended a Majlis on Saturday night where he could be seen enjoying Haleem and other desi food items there.

The 65-year-old veteran cricket champion reached in Karachi last week. Since then he has been visiting different places in the metropolis and was also spotted at a shopping center in Karachi.

Michael Holding was also hosted by former cricketers Sikandar Bakhat and Zaheer Abbas and Javed Miandad in Karachi.

“If I had any apprehension or fear of security, I wouldn’t have come to Pakistan. I have no problem here. It is good and encouraging news that the Sri Lankans are here in Pakistan to play international matches,” Holding shared his thought about the ongoing visit in Pakistan.

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“It’s great to be back in Pakistan. The food and hospitality have been really good. The weather has improved in the last couple of days here in Karachi and it’s been great to catch-up with Javed Miandad, Zaheer Abbas, and other former Pakistan players,” he added.

On October 2, the former world cup winner is also expected to attend the third ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at National Stadium in Karachi.

the authorSamra Mazhar