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ST MORITZ – Former Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi won millions of hearts with just one shot when he told an Indian fan to hold the national flag properly while posing for a picture on Friday.

“Flag seedha karo apna (straighten the flag),” Afridi asked his Indian fan while posing for a picture on the sidelines of the St. Moritz Cricket Tournament.

The 37-year-old was among a host of former cricketers who took part in the inaugural event which concluded on Saturday.

Shoaib Akhtar, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Graeme Smith, Andrew Symonds, Lasith Malinga and Mahela Jayawardene were also the part of this tournament.

A handful of Indian and Pakistani expats gathered at the venue to watch the former players in action.

The tournament was played on a frozen lake in sub-zero temperatures. A matting wicket was used though the players fielded on ice.

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