While cricket is vital to improving relations between India and Pakistan, cricketers are considered country’s ambassadors. Playing true to the perception, Yuvraj Singh has sent good wishes to Pakistan superstar Shahid Afridi and his Team Peshawar for the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), a Twenty20 tournament on the lines of IPL, to be played in the UAE.
In a video message to Team Peshawar, the Punjab lad said: "My message for Peshawar team is to do well in the PSL. We will pray for you all. You have Shahid Afridi in your side. A team that has someone like Shahid Afridi will definitely do well."
"He (Shahid Afridi) hits sixes sometimes like this way or sometimes that way. Don't get angry on what Afridi says. We have been at his receiving end when we play for India. He may be tough from outside but is good at heart and soft inside," he added.
Yuvraj’s video message was tweeted by Shahid Afridi’s brother Javed Afridi, who is the CEO of the Haeir Pakistan.
In his tweet, Javed said: "What a surprise man, Pesh people will never forget this. U rock with salient Dua's @YUVSTRONG12 #KhpalTeamPeshwar".
The Peshawar team has been bought by Haier for $1.6 million in the tournament auction held last week. In all, the five franchises were sold for $93 million for a period of 10 years. The other teams are from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Quetta.
— Javed Afridi® (@JAfridi10) December 8, 2015