Former Pakistani cricketers Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar met at the Dubai International Stadium during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final on Sunday.

The Rawalpindi Express shared a picture on Instagram where he and Afridi looked cheerful upon seeing each other at the stadium.

“Ran into the crowd favourite and our very own @safridiofficial . Lovely to see you lala,” he wrote in the caption.


Minutes before meeting Afridi, Akhtar had posted another of his pictures from the final match, saying it “would have been a different day” had Pakistan made it to the final.

However, the cricketer said it was a lovely feeling to watch the much-anticipated match at “the Ring of Fire”.

“Would have been such a different day. But nevertheless, what a lovely feeling being at the Ring of fire,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi said that he was “looking forward” to winning team at the T20 World Cup final.


Taking to Instagram, Afridi shared a picture from the Dubai International Stadium and said that he “had hoped to see Pakistan play” in the final.

The cricketer wished both the teams playing best of luck and hoped that the “best team” wins.

Beating Kiwis with 8 wickets, Australia became the champion of T20 World Cup 2021.