Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara

Dubai : He shares a good rapport with most of the Indian cricketers but Shahid Afridi admits that veteran opener Gautam Gambhir is not someone with whom he would be found in a “coffee shop”.

Afridi was recently presented an autographed jersey of the Indian team with a hand-written note from skipper Virat Kohli.

In an ICC column in the lead up to the marquee clash between India and Pakistan in the Champions Trophy on June 4, Afridi fondly recalled his experiences of playing against the arch-rivals.

“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,” he said.

“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!”

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