18-Jul-2009 16:20:00 GMT
Afridi's T20 WC T-shirt to be Displayed at London's Museum
Karachi: Flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi's Twenty20 World Cup jersey will soon find a rack at the historic Lord's Museum in London as the MCC has requested the cricketer to donate his shirt for display.
Afridi was instrumental in Pakistan's T20 World Cup victory in England as he was adjudged Man-of-the-Match in both the semi-final and final of the showpiece tournament last month.
"The MCC recently contacted me and requested to send the shirt to them which I will do shortly. But it is a big honour for me and my country to have the shirt displayed at such an historic museum," Afridi said.
The Lord's Museum displays kits of some of the greatest names in world cricket including legendary Australian Donald Bradman, Victor Trumper, Shane Warne, Jack Hobbs.
The museum, established in 1883, also houses the famed 'Ashes' urn that set off one of the most famous cricket battles between England and Australia.
In the past only few Pakistan cricketers have had the honour of putting of their playing kits on display at the museum which is visited every year by thousands of cricket fans.
Jahangir Khan, father of former Pakistan captain Majid, had killed a sparrow while bowling at the ground in 1936. That ball is still displayed at the museum.