Gautam Gambhir is no more a good friend: Shahid Afridi
Dubai: Since the tiff between Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi, former has not remained a good friend for Pakistani ex-cricketer. The Pakistani all-rounder on Thursday said he shares a great bond with Indian players except Gautam Gambhir.
"Contrary to popular belief, India and Pakistan players get along very well. Of course, there are exceptions like Gautam Gambhir, who dare I say isn't the friendliest," said Afridi.
Few years back, both Gambhir and Afridi had indulged into an ugly on-field spat during IndvsPak ODI game.
Afridi said he has moved on in life, forgetting the spat. He said Gauti still seems to be there.
"We are unlikely to be found together at a coffee shop anytime soon. We had a heated exchange on the field some years ago and it made headlines all over the world. While I have moved on in life as I feel these things are part and parcel of the game, Gautam for some reason can't get over it. Good luck to him!" said the former Pakistan all-rounder.
Terming Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan as his good mates, Afridi said he has some unforgettable memories with the trio.
"In the early days of our careers, we used to hang out together quite a lot and also spend time at each other's homes," said Afridi.
Afridi was presented an autographed jersey of the Indian team along with a hand written note from skipper Virat Kohli.
Applauding Virat, Afridi said he admires him a lot and tagged him as one of the great batsmen of the recent times.
Indian Cricket team will lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy on June 4.