Shahid Afridi, a former captain of Pakistan, refused to wear a shirt with a betting company’s logo while playing in the Legends League Cricket (LLC).
The incident occurred during the Asian Lions’ convincing victory over the India Maharajas in the league’s opening match at Asia Town Cricket Stadium.
In spite of the chance of confronting fines from the coordinators of the competition, Afridi hid the logo on his shirt, showing his unfaltering obligation to his standards Shahid Afridi refuses to wear shirt sponsored by betting company logo .
It is pertinent to mention here that the 41-year-old cricketer is well-known for his outspoken opposition to gambling, which he views as incompatible with his beliefs and values.
The Asia Lions’ captain was the former all-rounder, and Gautam Gambhir, an Indian former opening batter, led the India Maharajas in the first game of the 10-day tournament in Doha, Qatar.
Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir, and Abdul Razzaq were among the legendary Pakistani cricketers who made up the Asian Lions’ star-studded roster, as were Sri Lankan cricketers.
On the other hand, players like Murali Vijay, Irfan Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Harbhajan Singh, and Muhammad Kaif were part of the Indian Maharajas, which were led by Gautam Gambhir.
The League Commissioner is Ravi Shastri, a former Indian captain and head coach, and the Women Empowerment Ambassador is Jhulan Goswami, a former Indian cricketer.
The debut time of the association was facilitated at the Oman Cricket Foundation Ground in Muscat in January 2022, while the second time of the association was held in India in September 2022.