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MANAMA – Veteran Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi have faced each other several times in cricket encounters but this time they have come together for a rare cause.

Afridi, the founder of Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF), recently posted a very friendly message for Harbhajan on Twitter and thanked the veteran Indian cricketer for having extended his support to the foundation.

Harbhajan caught up with Afridi and the two players seem to have shared some good time together as the two celebrated cricketers visited a labour camp in Bahrain and had lunch with 2,000 people working as labourers in the country.

SAF is a non-profit organization, which was founded three years ago in 2014. The prime aim of the non-governmental organisation is to provide basic amenities to the underprivileged in Pakistan.

The key areas where it focuses on are healthcare, education, and sports facilities. Afridi, who is the main ambassador of polio campaigns in Pakistan, has been into philanthropy for a long time.

His foundation has already started a lot of projects in the country which includes hospitals in Kohat, a few water wells and hand pumps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.

Boom Boom, in a Tweet, suggested that Harbhajan helped the SAF too. He mentioned that Harbhajan crossed all the physical boundaries for a peaceful and human cause to support SAF.

On this, the Indian off-spinner was quick to reply as he wrote, “Humanity first..#Hopenotout such great work they r doing for the humanity.. lovely to be part of.. more power to @SAfridiOfficial & team”

Cricket lovers from both sides have joined their hands to express their love for the two cricketing heroes. A user wrote, ‘Humanity should be higher than religion’, while another posted, ‘Good sign for peace and love’. There is a flood of comments such as, ‘love you Harbhajan and Afridi’.