Hate Story 3 actress Zareen Khan divulged about her crush on Pakistani all-rounder, Shahid Afridi. Zareen Khan recently met the cricketer at a cricket event being held at Dubai and exclaimed how Afridi is her “biggest crush”.
Zareen Khan is the celebrity ambassador of the team Pakhtoons in upcoming 10-overs-per-side T10 Cricket League. The T10 cricket league has been introduced by the United Arab Emirates. They are introducing a new cricket format where Shahid Afridi of Pakistan, India’s Virender Sehwag, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and England’s Eoin Morgan feature in a T-10 league in December.
The league’s President, Salman Iqbal has a firm belief in the success of this T10 league. The tournament will be a swift format lasting for a short span of 3 days (21st to 24th December) with former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan also featuring in the league.
The six teams which will feature in the inaugural edition of the T10 tournament are Maratha Arabians, Punjabi Legends, Bangla Tigers, Keralites King, Colombo Lions and Pakhtoons.
Being the celebrity ambassador of one of the participating teams, Zareen Khan openly discloses about her affections for Afridi in the launching ceremony. She adds how her crush on the player has made her support this franchise.
While giving this speech, Zareen also made it known that although she was born in India, she draws back her origin to the Pashtoon group of families. And supporting such franchises are the best thing people could do to induce and revive peace between India and Pakistan by showing there is no animosity between the two nations.
While talking about Shahid Afridi, she also said, “I have been a fan of Afridi from the very first day he had played his match, I think he was 16 and scored 100 runs in 32 or 35 balls”. She also added how she admired his hair and good looks.
She told that meeting Afridi in the launching ceremony is a dream come true for her and that she was very happy on meeting “her crush”. On the other hand, Shahid Afridi said that “When (Pakhtoons franchise owner Habib Khan) came to me and told about this, I said ‘Please, let me play in this format’”.