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Shahid Afridi wins admiration for his refusal to don a shirt with the logo of a betting company.

Shahid Afridi, a former captain of Pakistan, refused to participate in the Legends League Cricket because it violated his morals and convictions (LLC).

The event happened at the Asia Town Cricket Stadium during the third edition of the league’s inaugural match, which the Asian Lions easily won over the India Maharajas.

Afridi hid the insignia on his jersey despite the threat of fines from the tournament’s administrators, displaying his steadfast dedication to his ideals.

It is important to note that the 41-year-old cricket player is well known for speaking out strongly against gambling since he sees it as going against his principles and ideals.

In the opening match of the 10-day tournament in Doha, Qatar, the former all-rounder served as the captain of the Asia Lions, while former opening batter and Indian Gautam Gambhir served as the leader of the India Maharajas.

Legendary cricketers from Pakistan, including Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir, and Abdul Razzaq, as well as Sri Lankan players, made up the Asian Lions’ all-star squad.

The Indian Maharajas, on the other hand, were led by Gautam Gambhir and had players like Muhammad Kaif, Irfan Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Harbhajan Singh, and Murali Vijay.

The League Commissioner is former Indian captain and head coach Ravi Shastri, while the Women Empowerment Ambassador is former Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami.

The Oman Cricket Academy Stadium in Muscat hosted the league’s initial season in January 2022, while India hosted the league’s second season in September 2022.

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