Shahid Afridi vows to proceed enjoying his half in promotion of cricket

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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi. Photo: File 

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi on Tuesday vowed to proceed enjoying his half within the promotion of cricket after the “prestigious” Marylebone Cricket Club bestowed him with “lifetime membership.”

“A big honour to receive MCC lifetime membership. I want to thank the most prestigious cricket club in the world for the respect and recognition,” tweeted Afridi together with an image of his membership card. 

The all-rounder assured his followers that he would proceed to play his half within the promotion of the “wonderful sport both on and off the cricket field.”

Back in 2017, Afridi — together with Pakistan’s highest Test run-getter Younis Khan and present Pakistan staff coach Misbah ul Haq — was made an “honorary life member”.

MCC was based in 1787, taking as its home a cricket floor arrange by the bold entrepreneur Thomas Lord who had staged his first match on the bottom on Dorset Fields in Marylebone within the UK.

Soon after its founding, the membership issued a Code of Laws for modern-day cricket, which it continues to take action so far.