Army chief inaugurates Shahid Afridi cricket stadium in Khyber Agency

Published: November 24, 2016
Shahid Afridi and Raheel Sharif in Khyber Agency. PHOTO: Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi and Raheel Sharif in Khyber Agency. PHOTO: Shahid Afridi

Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday inaugurated a cricket stadium alongside Shahid Afridi in Khyber Agency.

The stadium named Shahid Afridi Cricket Ground has been set up by the Pakistan Army in recognition of his commendable services for the country.

Afridi returned home from the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League to attend the ceremony.

Fruitful day for Pakistanis in BPL

Afridi represented Pakistan in 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 98 T20Is in a career which spanned over 20 years.

Farewell General Raheel Sharif

The army chief is currently on his farewell tour of the country as he is set to retire at the end of the month.

Army chief gifts Shahid Afridi a pistol

Gen Raheel also gifted a pistol to Afridi. “What a beautiful gift by COAS Gen Raheel Sharif!,” the cricketer shared the photo on his Instagram account.

What a beautiful gift by COAS Gen Raheel Sharif !

A photo posted by Shahid Afridi (@safridiofficial) on

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Younis
    Nov 24, 2016 - 4:09PM

    Shahid afridi was from Karachi why stadium in his name in khyber agency?Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 24, 2016 - 5:38PM

    This proves that Army Chief does not anything about Afridi and cricket.Recommend

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