The age of Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been one of the great mysteries in the cricketing world, as fans and teammates struggle to solve it.
Since making his debut two decades back to his retirement, Afridi’s age has been the butt of jokes as everyone waited to take a dig at it with Indian off spinner Harbhajan Singh and Australian all-rounder Shane Watson becoming the latest to join the list.
Speaking at a web show ‘Bhajji Blast’ on Youtube, the two cricketers exchange jokes while trolling Afridi and fellow Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh over their age. When asked whether he spent a lot of time with Afridi, Watson said, “He [Afridi] has been 36 for about seven years. That’s a great effort.”
Later on, Watson recalled how he has seen Yuvraj in the cricketing circuit for a number of years now. “I have played against Yuvraj in under-19 World Cup. He scored 50 odd runs off 20 balls. A year later, he played Champions Trophy in Kenya. He was so dominating,” he said, to which Bhajji quipped: “He [Yuvraj] is also like Afridi.”
Jokes aside, Afridi and Harbhajan are known for their friendship off the field.
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— The Daily Mail - People's Daily